After serving 28 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, Bernard Young sat in a courtroom Wednesday wearing a silver cross as a symbol of his faith, beaming as he heard the words he has long waited to hear: Your case is dismissed.
And he wasn’t bitter, or angry.
Rather, the mild-mannered man who was wrongfully convicted of child molestation smiled, hugged his lawyer, then walked over to his sister — the driving force behind his years-long fight for justice who brought him to this day.
“It’s all over. It’s all over. Thank you my angel. God is with us,” Young said to his crying sister as the two embraced in the courtroom.
Before the hearing, the mostly gray-haired Young stressed that he harbors no ill will toward anyone.
“There’s nothing to be angry about,” Young told the Free Press while sitting next to his fiancee in the courtroom. “I feel good. I feel blessed.”
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