Wrongfully jailed for 18 years, Fernando Bermudez is now a free man. – M.A.C.O.T.I

Posted: November 21, 2009 in News Articles

Bermudez was convicted in 1992 of murdering Raymond Blount, 16, after the victim punched another teen in the Marc Ballroom near Union Square. He was jailed for 435 days before his conviction and arrived in state prison on Oct. 13, 1992.

Last week, a Manhattan judge declared him an innocent man. Supreme Court Justice John Cataldo dismissed the case based on witness misconduct.

One witness lied on the stand, and others were allowed to view a mug shot of Bermudez before they identified him. All have since recanted.

A federal judge cleared the last obstacle for Bermudez, releasing him Thursday from serving a 27-month sentence on a drug conviction. The judge’s order ensures Bermudez will remain free through June 30, 2010, as his lawyers ask federal officials to credit his drug sentence as time served.

The similarities are always there, arent they?

"Justice is possible for those who fight," said an ecstatic Bermudez. "Justice is possible for those who hope."

Wrongfully jailed for 18 years, Fernando Bermudez is now a free man. – M.A.C.O.T.I

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Comments
  1. Ex-Salem says:

    There are always going to be similarities, as long as someone thinks they are benefiting from doing (saying) what you want them to.How long before that ignorant, corrupt Judge West and everyone else is so far removed from this case that New Eyes that look at it will be outraged!!!???!!!???

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