Wrongly convicted man, 49, who spent 11 years in prison for a string of armed robberies is exonerated
A man who spent 11 years in prison for a series of Los Angeles armed robberies he didn't commit has been exonerated Tuesday after prosecutors agreed he had been wrongly convicted.
A courtroom erupted in applause as Ruben Martinez Jr. was found innocent and walked free from Los Angeles Superior Court.
A jubilant Martinez, 49, said his prayers had been answered and he was not a bitter man. He thanked his wife, Maria, for not only standing by him but pursuing his freedom vigorously.
'I did not do this time by myself,' Martinez said after the short court hearing, KABC reported. 'My family did time. My wife did time with me, did the 11 years with me. I couldn't do it on my own, on my own strength. It was God's strength that got me through this.' MORE>>>>