Cory Maye: ‘I always knew the truth would set me free’

It’s a day Cory Maye has waited nearly a decade for—the day he can wrap his arms around his kids without bars or four-inch-thick bulletproof glass between them. Arrested on capital murder charges in 2001 after fatally shooting Prentiss Police Officer Ron Jones, Jr., Maye said the officers failed to knock or identify themselves when they broke down his door and that he fired to protect his infant daughter. Maye spent nine and a half years in jail, three of them on death row, before appealing and overturning the guilty verdict, accepting a plea and walking free on July 25, 2011. RT’s Kaelyn Forde reports from Monticello, Mississippi.

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SirBudrick
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He should be compensated out of their pension fund for lost wages and pain and suffering.

NusaybahBintKa3b
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Arresting the innocent and letting free the guilty, that's the American "justice" system.

w0y1z92753
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@USFullOfLies Ron Paul's Urgent Warning! watch?v=FHCkFPaePPQ&feature=feedf

EVERYONE!!!! Spam this to everyone you can.

SirBudrick
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And to top it off, they fire the public defender for doing his job and being successful in a case. That's pathetic.

amazingblur
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It's always sad to hear someone doing a lot of hard time for the ignorance of the judicial system.

Jagos
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Wait… The police just caused the death of a Marine who had a safety on, and they barged in.

Then we have the 4th Amendment case where the police made a noise, then broke in!

So what makes this case different?

teddybruscie
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NYPD damn near caused a riot trying to break up a Rap Show at a Venue, because of an unrelated fight that happened outside. Nobody inside was causing any problems it was all love and broke making everybody leave for no reason. And pretty much assaulted Legendary Producer Pete Rock and arrested him and his wife and daughter.

Police is getting out of control.

98bigbutt
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Poor guy. An innocent man had to experience Death Row just because he's black. No justice,No peace!!!!!!!!

Brad Lewis
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I hope he gets a good size settlement for his incarceration. Let's say minimum wage for every hour he spent behind bars sounds good.

Plato Tiburtinus
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In only two hours!! What a tragic miscarriage.

Fifty5 GrainFmj
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@omegapoint777 I second that white trash piece of shit!!! Comment I might add eat shit and hope ur house gets caught on fire and burn to hell!!!

Rashad Scott
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This is just a perfect example of how Mississippi is still racist as hell and how many whites there still wish and long for the return of slavery and Jim Crow. Hell look at Gov. Hailey Barber and you can see he represents the bigotry that still exist in Mississippi, Alabama and other southern states.

gringodeltoro1
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RT strikes agains! 10/10

MrGuedogeneral
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Umm…..Am I the only one wanting more FACTS from this "report"? Has RT finally reached (more likely, dropped to) the level of "reporting" that "our" mainstream media produces? Everything in this "report" was his mama and him saying he smiles all the time and he is A! OK. What was the jury presented with? Or do we condemn the jury for making the "wrong" choice "because he is a black man"?

vladxx2
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@saffron99: Maximum that hell get is 100k in total, although since he's black odds are that due to discrimination he won't get a penny from the goverment… Bullshit in other words…

James Puffer
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Motherfuckers took away 10 of the most precious years of his kids lives away from him. He definitely needs compensation. All over some bullshit weed? This world is too crazy. Racist piece of pig shit.

Dana R. Toliver
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they fired the public defender for defending cory, isn't that his job to defend people!?!

corruption in the courts; it's everywhere!!

therealCamoron
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@MrGuedogeneral If you haven't realized yet, RT is Russian state-owned news, and RTAmerica is just their anti-American propaganda machine. They produce a negative spin on every news story they can and conveniently forget to provide facts and evidence to back up their claims. This is just shit designed to make people fight the authorities and destabilize the country. Just take a look at the rest of their so-called "journalism". They even put a negative spin on people taking a vacation.

44prot
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Its very sad, this happens more often than will ever be reported.Unfortunately,most dont get as lucky as this and end up dying,innocent,either by the death penalty or thru natural causes,waiting years 4 their day 2 come.Just spending 32 days,after being falsely arrested,in a prison,under conditions anyone would consider cruel and unusual punishment,has scarred me for life.I cant imagine having the attitude he shows after all THAT

therealCamoron
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@OhNoyate This is "real reporting"? This story about a guy whose conviction was overturned, without any investigation or evidence as to whether it actually was "the truth," or just a good lawyer, that set him free? Or the story about Comic Con attendees contributing to the downfall of the economy because they waste time going to a convention when they could have been protesting (a fallacious argument to begin with)?

yehez4712
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All Praises to THE MOST HIGH THE EVERLASTING and HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THE HOLY LAMB WITHOUT BLEMISH.

MrGuedogeneral
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@therealCamoron Sorry for the slow reply, but i find it very hard to disagree with you. I have unsubbed these A**holes. Thanks for the heads up:)