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Innocent man sues over wrongful murder conviction

A man who served nearly 15 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit is suing Scott County and the officials who investigated the murder. Joshua C. Kezer was released from the Jefferson City Correction Center a day after Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan exonerated him in February. Kezer, pictured with his mother, Joni, walking away from the Jefferson City facility after his exoneration, spent almost half of his life in prison for the murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless.

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Taking on wrongful convictions

Scott County Sherriff Rick Walter took significant steps to reopen Joshua Kezer’s case. But most investigations into wrongful convictions begin with defense attorneys or legal aid groups, and they’re not easy. Reopening 10- and 20-year old murder cases is a ...

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