We are so happy to announce that EXI client Edward Garry was released on bail this past Friday after serving nearly 22 years of a 25-to-life sentence for a Bronx murder he did not commit. On March 22, 2017 a judge granted Edward’s motion to vacate his conviction and ordered a new trial, finding that the Bronx District Attorney’s office wrongfully withheld evidence at his original trial which implicated another suspect. This has been a long time coming for Edward, who has been fighting to prove his innocence for two decades, and for EXI attorneys who worked for 7 years on his case. Edward is thrilled to be reunited with his family and adjusting to life as a free man.
The Bronx District Attorney’s Office announced in court on Friday that it would not appeal the judge’s decision but that it would pursue a retrial. We are hopeful that Edward will be fully exonerated soon.