Rutgers’ New Jersey Innocence Project helps exonerate man who spent 29 years in prison for murder
The New Jersey Innocence Project at Rutgers helped free a man who was wrongly in prison for nearly 30 years.
A New York judge overturned the conviction of Armond McCloud, 49, who was forced to falsely confess when he was 20 years old to the 1994 shooting murder of 22-year-old Kei Sunada.
McCloud was incarcerated from Aug. 8, 1994, until his release on parole on Jan. 31, 2023. His false confession in 1994 was the only thing that led to his conviction in a deadly shooting. Police say a disgraced former detective lied and questioned him overnight for 13 hours.