Walter Forbes, an African American man who was wrongfully co**ic!ed and had served 37 years of his life in prison, is now finally free after the confession of the star witness, Annice Kennebrew. She has admitted that she was lying in her previous testimony. In 1982, Forbes was co**ic!ed for arson and mu*d*r after Kennebrew’s false statements linked him to a cr**e that he did not commit because he know he is innocent.
Court documents from an evidentiary hearing in the month of February 2020 stated that Kennebrew was “intimidated into doing so by two local men who knew her from around the neighborhood and who had th**a**ned to noun her and her family if she did not implicate Mr. Forbes.” The case is rooted in an incident on July 11, 1982, wherein Forbes b**ke up a bar fi**t which was suddenly become so long and was s**t by Dennis Hall.
The next day, it is found that Hall was ki**ed in a f**e at his apartment. Kennebrew then testified and said that Forbes and two other men bla**d down Hall’s apartment. But after so long time, Kennebrew decided to admit that she lied in her testimony in 2017 and felt guilty. It was found that the owner of the apartment b**ned it down brutely to get insurance money and make Hall responsible for all the loss, even the case will also file against him. The owner was c**vict!d of the arson but was not officially in*rimin**ed for the loss of Hall.
Despite all that, now Kennebrew will not get any specific or particular punishment she did in this wrong testimony and can just get away with the lie she did 37 years ago. It is because the statute of limitations for perjury or punishment only lasts for 6 years. Moreover, Forbes is spent most of his time on his life, but he is a big and kind-hearted person, who is now 63-years old, said he already forgave her and all the other people who were at fault for having him c**vict!d of his cr**e. But now, he said he is just thankful and happy that he is finally with his family again after a long time. “It was one of those moments where all you can do is gr!n,” he said.