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Posted on: November 23, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Judge James Welsh orders Kevin Strickland's conviction be set aside after 43 years

For Immediate Release
Nov. 23, 2021

Senior Judge James Welsh on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, at 11:22 a.m. filed his ruling that sets aside the conviction of Kevin Strickland, who has served 43 years in a Missouri prison, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced today.

At 11:50 a.m. the Jackson County Prosecutor's Office filed a Notice of Dismissal, dismissing all criminal counts against Strickland.

"To say we're extremely pleased and grateful is an understatement," Baker said. "This brings justice -- finally -- to a man who has tragically suffered so so greatly as a result of this wrongful conviction." 

For more information, contact:

Michael Mansur
Director of Communication
Jackson County Prosecutor’s Office
Jean Peters Baker, Prosecutor
Work : (816) 881-3812
Mobile : (816) 674-3954

*Charges are only accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until the defendant is either found guilty or has pleaded.

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