A smiling Antonio Beaver walked out of a St. Louis jail yesterday after serving a decade in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.
"I'm happy to be in the company of good people. I'm thankful for a good meal," Beaver told reporters. "But most importantly, I'm glad I'm not back in that madhouse anymore."
Read press accounts of Beaver’s release:
Man Cleared on DNA evidence is freed
. (St. Louis Post Dispatch, 3/30/07, LexisNexis subscription required)
St. Louis man innocent after a decade in prison
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