WATCH: Man weeps after being cleared of 27-year-old murder

New York – John Dwayne Bunn wept openly in court on Thursday after a New York judge cleared him of the fatal shooting of correctional officer Rolando Neischer in 1991.

Bunn just 14 in 1991 when he was arrested and tried for the murder and served 17 years in prison before being released on parole in 2009.

Even though after his release from prison, Bunn maintained his innocence and continued his fight to clear his name.

Judge ShawnDya L. Simpson in 2016 of the Supreme Court threw out the conviction and ordered a new trial for Bunn, citing “malfeasance” by a former detective who worked on the case.
The judge said officer Louis Scarcella, who has been implicated in the wrongful arrest of a number of other people, had undermined crucial evidence in the case.

Rosean S. Hargrave a second defendant was released from prison in 2015, he too by Simpson, cited bad police work by Scarcella and his then-partner, Detective Stephen W. Chmil.

Both men were convicted on the testimony of one eyewitness, who was a fellow correctional officer who was sitting in a parked car with the murder victim.

Earlier this week prosecutors announced they were dropping charges against Bunn due to a lack of evidence.

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