3 Baltimore men freed from prison 36 years after they were wrongfully convicted of murder

CNN (11/26/2019)
  • On Thanksgiving Day 1983, Baltimore teenagers Alfred Chestnut (16), Ransom Watkins (16) and Andrew Stewart (17) were arrested for murdering 14 year-old DeWitt Duckett.
  • They were accused of shooting DeWitt over his Georgetown basketball jacket.
  • The teens were convicted based on witness testimony and a Georgetown jacket discovered in Chestnut’s bedroom.
  • Prosecutors ignored the jacket lacked blood or gunshot residue and the purchase receipt.
  • A recent re-investigation uncovered evidence hiding and witness coercion.
  • Despite release and apology, Maryland lacks formal compensation for wrongful convictions.