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The Case For Freeing Kevin Strickland

Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has filed a motion saying that Kevin Strickland, who has been in prison for four decades for murder, is innocent. But Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt opposes the case.

Kevin Strickland, a Kansas City man, has been in prison for 43 years. In 1979, Strickland was convicted of murdering three people.

Earlier this year, the Jackson County Prosecutor's office, which originally convicted Strickland, said in acourt motionthat his innocence is "clear and convincing."

Strickland remains behind barsas his case is caught in a political fight between Missouri Democrats and Republicans. KCUR’s Luke Martin explains what might happen next.

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