Maryland man freed after he was wrongly convicted of murder 27 years ago and spent more than half his life behind bars

By ROSS IBBETSON FOR MAILONLINE

A Maryland man who spent nearly three decades in jail for a murder he did not commit smiled broadly as he was released and forgave his accusers.

Clarence Shipley, 46, was exonerated and released on Tuesday after being imprisoned for 27 years for the gunning down of Kevin Smith, 29, in 1991 in Baltimore.

Shipley was convicted on false witness testimony when he just 19.

He said outside court, ‘Freedom feels good.’

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