Fort Lauderdale (AHN) – A Miramar, Florida man convicted of rape and murder in 1983 was released from the Broward County jail Thursday ending 26 years of wrongful imprisonment.
_____, 41, told reporters he was happy to be out of prison while exiting the prison together with his sister, brother and lawyer. However, he still has to wear a GPS monitor, obey an 11 p.m. curfew, undergo random drug test and report to a pretrial officer in accordance with a law on convicted sex offenders.
A judge ordered _____ released on Tuesday after the DNA found on the 58-year-old victim’s body did not match his DNA. Prosecutors agreed to his temporary release pending a reinvestigation of the case.
_____ was 15 when he was charged with raping and killing Ada Cox Jankowski. The victim’s body was found in the field of Miramar Elementary School.
"The mood and temper of the public in regard to the treatment of crime and criminals is one of the most unfailing tests of a civilization. We must have a desire to rehabilitate into the world of industry, all those who have paid their dues in the hard coinage of punishment." - Winston Churchill (United States Constitution)