Man Convicted Of Murder Acquitted After 18 Years
A Cleveland man convicted of murder has been acquitted in a retrial nearly two decades after his original conviction.By Jasmine Bailey | December 24, 2014
Cleveland man Anthony Lemons was exonerated Wednesday after spending 18 years in jail for a crime he's always maintained he didn't commit.
"Sometimes life gives you a hard hand to deal with. ... All I actually wanted was justice from the beginning of this case. ... It feels so good to restore our family name," Lemons told The Plain Dealer.
Lemons was convicted of murder in the 1994 shooting death of Eric Sims over a supposed drug beef. WOIO reports, from the first trial, Lemons' attorneys said key evidence was withheld.