Sooner or later, most people learn that life simply isn’t fair. However, some suffer injustices which most of us could not imagine. One of these people is 41-year-old John Bunn from Brooklyn, who was wrongly convicted of murder when he was just 14 years old in 1991.
He was subsequently forced to spend 17 years behind bars before he was released on parole in 2009. But now the innocent man has finally been exonerated for the murder of officer Rolando Neischer which he and a then 16-year-old Rosean Hargrave were convicted of committing.
To see his emotional reaction to having his name cleared, check out the video below:
What makes this case so shocking is that there were red flags that the wrong men had been convicted from the get-go.
According to the New York Post, Bunn and Hargrave were framed for the crime by the disgraced NYPD Detective Louis Scarcella when he placed them in a photo array for Robert Crosson – Neischer’s partner and the only person to have witnessed the fatal shooting.
However, despite the teens being identified in the photo lineup, neither of them were a match with the fingerprints found at the scene, and their identification contradicted Crosson’s claim at one point that his partner was murdered by light-skinned men in their 20s.