Man Released 17 Years After Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder
A man whose murder conviction was overturned after 17 years behind bars was released Tuesday from a Los Angeles jail.
Family members screamed and cried when Obie Anthony, 37, walked out of the Twin Towers jail at about 7:40 p.m., four days after the judge’s decision.
After his release, Anthony told reporters he read self-help books during his incarceration and kept his faith in God. He said he had no anger and believed the justice system worked.
Anthony struggled to express his emotions about his newfound freedom.
“It’s really overwhelming at this point,” said Anthony, surrounded by his family and team of lawyers. “It’s going to take a couple of days before everything really sets all the way in.