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After 36 Years In Prison For 'Georgetown Jacket' Murder, 3 Men Are Exonerated At Last

"I've been always dreaming of this. For this day," said Alfred Chestnut, now 52. The Maryland men were freed after investigators found police and prosecutorial misconduct in the 1983 case.
Andrew Stewart (center) walks with his mother and sister on Monday after he and two other black men were exonerated in a 1983 murder for which they were sentenced to life in prison. Source: Matt McClain

In November 1983, 14-year-old DeWitt Duckett was shot in the neck in a Baltimore high school over his Georgetown Starter jacket.

Three 16-year-old boys were arrested on Thanksgiving Day 1983 and charged with the murder. Alfred Chestnut, Ransom Watkins and Andrew Stewart were convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

The three, now in their 50s, were all released from prison on Monday — fully exonerated after spending 36 years

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