Byron Halsey released in New Jersey, news coverage


Yesterday, a tearful Byron Halsey was released from custody after serving 19 years in New Jersey prisons for the murder of two children that he didn’t commit. DNA testing has proven his innocence, and the Innocence Project joined with prosecutors in filing for his release.

Read the Innocence Project press release


, and continuing press on the Halsey’s release below:

New York Times:

DNA in Murders Frees Inmate After 19 Years

MSNBC (via Associated Press):

DNA test frees man convicted of 2 child slayings

Newark Star-Ledger:

Freed After 22 Years

Newark Star-Ledger:

Years later, the crime still shocks Plainfield

New York Post:

'Wrong Man' free after 19 yrs. – & real 'killer' was star witness

VIDEO: CBS 2 New York:

DNA evidence exonerates man wrongfully convicted of child murder

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