BALTIMORE (WBFF) - It’s taken 27 years, but prosecutors are apologizing to Clarence Shipley, admitting that he was wrongfully convicted 27 years ago.
Shipley was convicted largely on the testimony of two witnesses who wrongly identified him.
It was uncovered when attorneys with University of Baltimore’s Innocence Project began examining the case four years ago.
Today prosecutors agreed to drop all charges against him and Shipley walked out of the courthouse a free man.
“I want to thank my family for the love and support. They have been with me throughout this time,” said Shipley.
Investigators believe the man who committed the murder is now deceased.