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Friday, November 26, 2010

Wrongly convicted man rebuilds life


From Mark Morris: Imagine Darryl Burton’s Thanksgiving this year. Two years ago a Cole County judge released Burton from a Missouri prison, ruling — after Burton had served 24 years of a life murder sentence — that his trial had been constitutionally flawed.

Finding regular work has been a struggle since then, but Burton said recently that Thanksgiving 2010 may be that point where, years from now, he looks back and sees that his life settled into normalcy.

He has reconnected with his daughter, who was only 7 months old when he went to prison. He’s planning his wedding for next summer, is celebrating his mother’s 75th birthday and soon will mark his 50th birthday.


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