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Exonerated After Decades Behind Bars, Lamonte McIntyre Never Lost Hope For Justice

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Luke X. Martin
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KCUR 89.3
While his legal team built a case to get him out of prison, Lamonte McIntyre focused on staying mentally healthy. "The only thing ... anyone who was out there working on my behalf wanted me to do was just remain cool, remain calm and stay out of trouble."

After spending 23 years incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit, Lamonte McIntyre has spent the last week getting used to being a free man. Today, we ask McIntyre, his mother Rosie McIntyre, and one of his attorneys, Cheryl Pilate, about the crime he was wrongly convicted of, the court fight that finally liberated him, and how he moved through the anger and frustration he initially developed behind bars.

Brian Ellison is a guest host of talk shows, newscasts, special coverage and community events for KCUR. Follow him on Twitter @ptsbrian.
Luke X. Martin is associate producer of KCUR’s Up To Date. Contact him at luke@kcur.org or on Twitter, @lukexmartin.