- Now 62-year-old Evin was convicted for taking the life of his partner in 1995
- He was recently released after further investigations proved he was innocent
- He has been granted $1.3 million as compensation for wrongful conviction
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Evin King, a 62-year-old man from Cleveland has been released from prisoned after he spent 23 years behind bars on account of a heinous crime he did not commit.
The plight of the innocent man began when his partner, Crystal Hudson's life came to a sad end after she was forcefully slept with by an unknown man and hurt brutally.
When the police arrived at the scene and saw the aftermath of the unfortunate incident, Evin King was held accountable.
The report gathered indicated that Evin caught his partner cheating on him with the other man and took her life for the act of infidelity.
Evin was convicted in 1995 and sentenced to life imprisonment with the chance for parole after 15 years.
King got lucky when in 2009, the Ohio Innocence Project took up his case and reconducted investigations into the alleged crime.
It came to light that the physical evidence that was gathered on the day of the incident including skin cells did not belong to Evin.
At the time of the incident, there was no technology to test that. Evin King was therefore imprisoned without any link to the crime.
King's imprisonment was successfully overturned in 2017.
In November 2019, a monetary settlement was granted for King. The Cleveland city granted him $550,000 while the Cuyahoga County granted him $750,000. In total, that makes $1.3million
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