Willie Veasy, 54, stepped out of a Philadelphia courthouse Wednesday a free man after serving 27 years behind bars for a murder he did not commit. A judge ruled he was innocent in the 1992 shooting death of John Lewis and threw out his sentence of life without parole. Prosecutors believe that Veasy was coerced into signing a confession by two detectives who had a 'pattern and practice' of forcing false confessions. Those detectives have retired and are being investigated. Veasy's release made it the tenth exoneration since District Attorney Larry Krasner (inset) took office last year.
'I get to walk out of here same way I walked in - an innocent man': Philadelphia man, 54, is freed after 27 years as new evidence clears him of 1992 murder while the two detectives who 'coerced' his confession are now investigated