PBS NewsHour

Despite another confession, man stuck in prison for murder

Clip: 06/15/2021 | 10m 33s | Video has closed captioning.

Across the country, prosecutors are trying to overturn wrongful convictions and right historical injustices. For nearly 26 years, Lamar Johnson has been serving life without parole for a murder he says he didn’t commit and two other men confessed to. But a battle in Missouri between his progressive prosecutor and a conservative state attorney general has left him in limbo. John Yang reports.

Aired: 06/15/21

Rating: NR

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