It has been nine days since a New Jersey judge overturned Byron Halsey’s 1988 murder conviction on the grounds that DNA evidence from the scene points to another person. Today, he is adjusting to life on the outside, living in Newark, NJ. His ordeal isn’t over, however, because prosecutors in Union County, NJ, are still considering whether to retry him. In the meantime, he is wearing an electronic monitoring device on his ankle.
A story in today’s Amsterdam News catches up with Byron.
“I wasn’t going to let nobody take my life from me,” he said. “My grandmother told me that if you’re innocent, fight them, and the truth will come out.” It finally has.
Read the full story here
. (Amsterdam News, 5/24/07)