- Associated Press - Friday, September 15, 2017

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) - After 21 years in custody, a man whose murder conviction was overturned by the Indiana Supreme Court is free.

Madison County prosecutors dismissed a murder charge against Trondo Humphrey and said there won’t be a second trial. Humphrey was 16 years old when he was sentenced to prison for killing Benjamin Laflin in 1995.

Humphrey, now 38 years old, was released Friday from the county jail in Anderson. The Herald Bulletin says he hugged his mother and uncle.


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Indiana’s highest court threw out the conviction in May, saying Humphrey’s trial attorney failed to challenge key evidence.

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Information from: The Herald Bulletin, https://www.theheraldbulletin.com

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