Los Angeles judge orders release of man who spent nearly 2 decades in prison after conviction at age 15
The judge has ordered the release of a man who spent 19 years in prison for a gang related shooting thanks to the efforts of the Loyola Law Schools project for the Innocent 34 year old Iman Barnes is expected to be freed next week. Barnes was 15 when he was arrested for a shooting in Compton. He was tried as an adult and sentenced to 40 years to life for attempted murder. Barnes says he was home with his mother at the time of the shooting. The victim identified him has since recanted. His attorneys say they will try to have this conviction vacated.