Man Falsely Convicted Of Murder At 14 Weeps During Exoneration

Lester Mason
May 17, 2018

Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Shawn'Dya Simpson threw out Bunn's conviction in November 2016 and ordered a new trial after evidentiary hearing proved that ex-cop Louis Scarcella messed with the evidence.

John Bunn was brought to tears as he finally received justice and was freed 17 years after being framed by police and convicted of murder.

"I am more than emotional about this day", Simpson said Tuesday, her voice cracking from the bench after prosecutors agreed to drop the charges against Bunn. Despite maintaining his innocence, corrupted evidence by former detective Louis Scarcella helped to place Bunn and 16-year-old Rosean Hargrave behind bars for almost two decades.

Bunn, and another teen named Rosean Hargrave, were accused of forcing Rolando Neischer and his partner Robert Crosson out of their auto, shooting them and then stealing the vehicle.

"I don't know how I made it this far, but I believe I am here for a objective", said Bunn.

"They won't admit I'm an innocent man", said Bunn angrily inside the Brooklyn courtroom. "You were 14 at the time". Prosecutors said they would not retry the case. "This shouldn't have ever happened".


"Move forward", the Judge Simpson told Bunn. "But I'm an innocent man, your honor, and I have always been an innocent man", Bunn said in court.

"There were problems with this case that were very obvious", defense lawyer Glenn Garber said. "There was no probable cause to make an arrest".

"Y'all had the wrong man this whole time and you have [someone] out there running free and y'all had no right to do what you did".

"I don't know how I made it this far, but I believe I am here for a objective". He served 17 years in prison and was paroled in 2009 for a crime he never committed, station PIX 11 reported.

"It has been 27 years, I've been fighting for my life and I've been fighting for my innocence", he said. The New York Post reported that nearly a dozen cases of Scarcella's have been overturned amid allegations of misconduct.

"In one day they picked a jury, they had openings, they had witnesses, and a conclusion on a murder trial which I do not consider justice at all", Judge Shawndya Simpson said.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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