A man locked up in prison for 20 years - since he was 14 years old - was ordered to be released after a judge found that prosecutors hid evidence that could have acquitted the child, who is now 34. The prosecutors in that case have since led successful careers and currently face no charges. Anthony ... More >>
What Missourian doesn't feel for a wrongfully convicted inmate? We sure do. The exonerations of Josh Kezer and Antonio Beaver in the last few years come to mind; Hell, RFT itself ran a feature in 2009 on Darryl Burton, who served 24 years for a murder he didn't commit.So yeah. That hits us in the he ... More >>
Photo: Jennifer SilverbergDarryl Burton photographed last year.Updated 4:06 p.m. with comments from Burton's attorney.Darryl Burton served 24 years in prison for a St. Louis murder he didn't commit. In 2008, Cole County Judge Richard Callahan (now the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Missouri) released ... More >>
Wrongfully convicted of murder in 1985 because of a trial error, Darryl Burton walked free last Friday afternoon from prison in Jefferson City. By Jennifer Silverberg
Fire chief is killed after ex-con flees
A federal appeals court says Darryl Burton might very well be innocent of the 1984 murder of Donald Ball. But there's nothing they can do about it.