Thursday, December 17, 2009

James Bain released after 35 years

A Florida man named James Bain was released from prison after 35 years for a crime he did not commit. In 1974 he was convicted sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping a 9-year-old boy and raping him in a nearby field.

Bain spent more time in prison than any of the 246 inmates previously exonerated by DNA evidence nationwide, according to the project. The longest-serving before him was James Lee Woodard of Dallas, who was released last year after spending more than 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.

As Bain walked out of the Polk County courthouse Thursday, wearing a black T-shirt that said "not guilty," he spoke of his deep faith and said he does not harbor any anger.

"No, I'm not angry," he said. "Because I've got God."
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