Kevin Strickland is finally a free man. 

On Tuesday (November 23), a judge exonerated the 62-year-old in a 1978 triple murder and ordered his release. 

Kevin has suffered one of the longest wrongful convictions in U.S. history after serving 43 years in prison. 

Sadly, after being robbed of four decades of his life, Kevin will not receive a dime from Missouri because his innocence was not proven with DNA.


In Missouri, the wrongly convicted are almost always spit out of the system with nothing from the government that imprisoned them. Instead, they rely on nonprofits and other exonerees to get back on their feet, post-conviction lawyers say. 

Kevin Strickland, who now relies on a wheelchair, shared that he plans to stay with his brother for a while, but he said that he has so little that he may end under a bridge in a cardboard box.

Watch the ABC News coverage below.

A GoFundMe has been set up to assist Kevin financially as he rebuilds his life “one day at a time.” 

Last, but not least….

When it’s time to vote, please REMEMBER Governor Mike Parson had the freedom to pardon Kevin, but said it wasn’t a priority.