In 1994, Terrell Johnson was found guilty for shooting Verna Robinson. He was the only one of the three men initially charged to be found guilty. As a result, he spent 18 years in prison. He was sent to prison in 1995.
In 2012, he was finally released, as he was found innocent in a new trial. He fought for his freedom for 18 years.
His battle started from the moment he was found guilty and sent to prison. Mr. Johnson repeatedly claimed he was innocent. In 2003, he was the focus of a project called “The innocence institute”. The project focuses on wrongfully convicted people. The project is now defunct at Point Park University.
He got the first chance at a new trial in 2008, when a witness came forward and said one of the key witnesses against Johnson was lying. The new trial last for several years, But Terrell is finally free. This is his story, and how he managed to stay sane during all those years in prison.