Several times over the past year I have blogged about Eric Volz, a man wrongfully imprisoned in Nicarauga for a murder he did not commit. Today, after more than a year in prison he was freed!! Praise God. Wow. I have chills and am close to tears. What a Christmas gift.
Here is the AP clip about it:
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — A Nicaraguan appeals court has overturned the conviction of a Nashville man sentenced to 30 years in prison for killing his Nicaraguan girlfriend.
Eric Volz was immediately freed from a prison in the town of Granada, 25 miles east of the capital, Managua. His whereabouts were not immediately known.
Nicaraguan Attorney General Julio Centeno Gomez told Channel 12 television he would appeal the decision to the nation’s highest court.
While overturning Volz’s conviction, the appeals court upheld the 30-year sentence of his alleged accomplice, Julio Martin Chamorro. Both were sentenced in February for the death of Doris Ivania Jimenez, who was found raped and strangled in November 2006 in a clothing store she owned.
(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
And, the video that was made by his supporters, in case you haven’t seen it.