Exonerated Gang Member "Not Bitter at All' About Spending Two Decades in Jail

Thrilled, in fact, that the same system that made the mistake was able to correct it


A Los Angeles man imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn't commit was exonerated and set free from prison on Monday.

Cheers erupted in the courtroom as the judge exonerated John Edward Smith of a drive-by shooting in 1993, NBC's Los Angeles affiliate NBC4 reported. Late Monday, Smith left Los Angeles Men's Central Jail.