The justice system working in favor of a black man?! There must be snowmen in Hell…
Last month, we posted the story of Cornealious Anderson who was sent to prison for 13 years following a clerical error that left him free for over a decade.
Today, Cornealious is a free man…
A man convicted of robbery in 2000 but never sent to prison until last year because of a clerical mistake walked free Monday after a judge lauded his “exemplary” behavior during 13 years of freedom.
Cornealious “Mike” Anderson dabbed tears from his eyes as the judge announced his decision during a hearing that lasted just 10 minutes. Anderson left the courtroom with his wife and 3-year-old daughter on one arm and his mom on the other.
Anderson was 23 when he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the robbery of a fast-food restaurant’s assistant manager. He told The Associated Press last month that he waited, and even asked about going to prison, but the order never came.
In the years since his conviction, Anderson started his own construction-related businesses, married and had children. He also coached youth football and volunteered at his church in Webster Groves, Missouri.
Judge Terry Lynn Brown cited Anderson’s behavior before his arrest last year. “You’ve been a good father. You’ve been a good husband. You’ve been a good taxpaying citizen of the state of Missouri.
“That leads me to believe that you are a good man and a changed man.”
As Brown announced the ruling, about 10 of Anderson’s relatives broke out in sobs and cried.
Before being driven away to a freedom celebration, Anderson told reporters he was “very happy. My faith has always been in God. I’m just so thankful. Thank God for everything.”
It’s beautiful that the judge could see that this man had turned his life around for the better. There are some strident high-and-mighties who would have destroyed his life and his family just to “uphold the law”.
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