New York Man Freed 20 Years After Wrongful Conviction
A New York City man has been released from prison after serving 20 years for a crime he didn’t commit.
Larry McKee, 47, was imprisoned in 1997 over the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Theodore Vance.
Key information was never brought to trial, leading to McKee’s conviction.
Attorney Risa Gerson said Vance’s dying words were that a Hispanic man shot him, while McKee is black. Several witnesses also said Vance had been shot by a Hispanic man.
A cheer went up in the courtroom after judge Robert Torres agreed to release McKee.
Speaking to PIX11 after he was freed on Monday, Jan. 29, McKee said, “I can say now that I am satisfied, but I am not happy at all. How they knew from the beginning, they knew it wasn’t me.”