Georgia man exonerated of murder charges after spending 20 years in prison

Rusty Snippets

Mr Conservative
Staff member
May 17, 2020
A judge on Tuesday dismissed double murder charges against a Georgia man who spent 20 years in prison.

Dennis Perry, 59, was convicted in 2003 and sentenced to life in prison for the 1985 murders of Harold and Thelma Swain, who were killed after a White man walked into a Black church in Camden County and fired his gun during an evening Bible study session, according to the Georgia Innocence Project, which works to exonerate innocent people and assisted Perry with his case.

"It took a long time, but I never gave up," Perry said in a Monday statement. "I knew that eventually someone else would see the truth and I’m so grateful to Georgia Innocence Project and King & Spalding for bringing the truth to light. This indictment has been hanging over my head for over 20 years, and it’s such a relief to finally not have to worry about being accused of this awful thing."