Wrongfully convicted man free after 27 years

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(WGRZ) Valentino Dixon is a free man. After spending 27-years in prison for murder, he was exonerated of murder, attempted murder and assault on Wednesday. 

The man who confessed to the actual killing has pleaded guilty in court.

Dixon was convicted of second-degree murder for the death of Torriano “Torry” Jackson in 1991. He remains charged with criminal possession of a weapon.

Dixon always maintained his innocence. Many eyewitnesses at the crime scene said he was not the shooter.

Lamarr Scott confessed to the killing days after the shooting. His first confession was made on camera in an interview with NBC affiliate WGRZ. During that interview he said, “I don’t want my friend to take the rap for something that I did.”

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