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WNBA Star Moore, Fought For Justice And Won It For Jonathan Irons

July 6, 2020

WNBA Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore put her basketball career on hold, to fight for Jonathan Irons, a man wrongfully convicted of burglary and assault. Irons was sentenced to 50 years in prison for burglary and shooting Stanley Stotler. With no witnesses or physical evidenc, Stotler testified in court that Irons (16 at the time) had committed the crime. Moore spent months advocating for his release and paid his legal bills.

Back in March, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green rescinded the 1998 conviction, citing that the attorney for the prosecution had withheld evidence, including fingerprint proof, that would’ve exonerated the teenager. And Irons, walked out of the maximum security prison a free man. Moore and family gathered to clap and cheer as Irons walked out of the Jefferson City Correction Center. Moore posted a video of Irons’ release on IG. To Read More Click Here

 

Source: Essence.com

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