After 48 years in prison, a man in the US state of Oklahoma has been declared innocent. US media reported this on Wednesday (local time), citing the responsible authorities. The 71-year-old African American's prison sentence was lifted on Tuesday.
The man was convicted of murdering an employee in 1975 in connection with a robbery at a liquor store. The court now stated that the evidence shows that the murder was not committed by him. The African American had already been released on bail in July. He is now likely to be entitled to compensation.