Man Freed After Serving 10 Years For Murder He Didn’t Commit

AURORA, Ill. (AP) — Kane County prosecutors say asking a judge to vacate a man’s 2002 murder conviction was “the right thing to do.”

Judge Tim Sheldon agreed Tuesday to vacate the conviction of 30-year-old Jonathan Moore of Aurora.

Moore was convicted in the 2000 shooting death of a Montgomery man and the attempted murder of a second victim.

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Aurora police say they received information from an informant last year that someone else committed the crimes.

Police found new witnesses who hadn’t testified at trial and brought new information to prosecutors.

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon says asking for the conviction to be vacated is “about justice, not a conviction.”

A newly freed Moore thanked his supporters outside of the courtroom.

No one else has been charged in connection with the killing.

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  • Lyndia

    Wait a minute, if this man did not commit this crime, ok. However, this story states that somebody else committed the crimes, right? Well who did commit the crimes? I am assuming that you know who did it but why aren’t they under arrest?

    • non

      I’m sure they are looking for the guy. The police wont give any details in a case like tihs

    • Leroy Goldberg

      More than likely another one of you Lyndia. Now lets see how long it takes Mr. Moore to kill again.

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