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Ricky Kidd's sister reacts as brother walks free

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Ricky Kidd's sister reacts as brother walks free

Ricky Kidd's sister reacts as brother walks free

The Kansas City man who spent more than 23 years in prison for two murders he didn’t commit could be a free man as early as Thursday afternoon.

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Ricky Kidd's sister reacts as brother walks free

DINNER TOGETHER ANDRECONNECT.Nechelle Kidd / Sister of RickyKiddWords can't describe.

I'm justsoexcited.

I don't know what todo.

Ican't believe this is the momentwe've been waiting for.Just to fellowship and betogetherand have dinner and enjoy life.Enjoythe freedom.FREEING RICKY KIDD ISSOMETHING MANY LOCALLAWMAKERS HAVEFOUGHT FOR OVER THEPAST COUPLE OF YEARS.KIDD SAT DOWN WITH USTWO YEARS AGO --PLEADING FOR HISRELEASE -- SAYING ITSTIME TO FIND THE RIGHTPERSON TO PUT INPRISON.Ricky Kidd:"Any time the wrong person is inprison, that means the rightperson is free to roam thecommunity.""Nobody wants the wrong personinprison, they want the rightpeople inprison... surely, nobody wouldwantthis to happen to them."RICKY KIDD IS THE 8THPERSON RELEASED FROMPRISON AFTER WORKINGWITH THE MIDWEINNOCENCE PROJECT.OTHER CLIENTS INCLUDELAMONTE MCINTYRE FROMWYANDOTTE COUNTY --AND RICHARD JONES FROMJOHNSON COUNTY.BOTH WERE RELEASED IN2017 AFTER SPENDINGSEVERAL YEARS IN PRISONFOR CRIMES THEY DIDN'TCOMMIT.RICHARD JONES WASGIVEN MORE THAN AMILLION DOLLARS BYJOHNSON COUNTY WHENHIS CONVICTION WASOVERTURNED.FORMER KANSASGOVERNOR JEFF COLYERSIGNED A BILL LAST YEARTO COMPENSATEINNOCENT PEOPLE WHOWERE WRONGFULLYCONVICTED.THEY WOULD RECEIVE65-THOUSAND DOLLARSFOR THE WRONGFULIMPRISONMENT -- ALONGWITH 25-THOUSAND PERYEAR THEY HAD TO SERVEPAROLE -- PROBATION --OR THE SEX OFFENDERREGISTRY.THE RULE IS DIFFERENT INMISSOURI.PEOPLE WRONGFULLYIMPRISONED CAN GET 50DOLLARS PER DAY THEYSERVED.BUT ONLY IF THEY WEREEXONERATED THROUGHD-N-A EVIDENCE AND FILEDWITHIN ONE YEAR OFRELEASE.THE MIDWEST INNOCENCEPROJECT SAYS BETWEEN 2AND 7 PERCENT OF ALLINMATES IN AMERICA AREINNOCENT OF THE CRIMESTHEY WERE CONVICTEDOF.RICKY KIDD'S CASE ISSOMETHING OUR TEAMHAS FOLLOWED FORSEVERAL YEARS.WE HAVE MORE ONLINEABOUT HIS APPEALSPROCESS THROUGH THEYEARS -- AND HISINTERVIEWS WITH US ONTHE STRUGGLE OFKNOWING HE'S IN PRISONFOR NO REASON.YOU CAN FIND ALL OF OUREXTENSIVE COVERAGEONLINE AT KSHB DOT COM.WE WILL ALSO HAVE MORETONIGHT ON HIS CASE --TONIGHT ON 41 ACTIONNEWS AT 10.




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