Man wrongly-convicted of murder released from prison after 32 years
Andrew Leander Wilson is finally free.
The California man spent 32 years behind bars for the 1984 murder of 21-year-old Christopher Hanson, which he did not commit.
According to INSIDE EDITION, Hanson has long maintained his innocence in the stabbing death of Hanson, who was killed during a late night attack in Los Angeles.
With the help of the Loyola Law School Project for the Innocent, the 62-year-old and Deputy District Attorney Erika Jerez were able to prove there were errors in the case.
Judge Laura Priver expressed her gratitude to the DA's office for their work, then Wilson repeatedly thanked the judge for his release.
He was reunited with his family the following day as a free man. He hugged and kissed his relatives, and news crews captured the precious moment.
"Those are my sisters right there," WIlson said, according to INSIDE EDITION. "I've got a lot of sisters and brothers."
The Associated Press reports Wilson is headed to St. Louis to spend time with his 96-year-old mother, Margie Davis. She spent decades working to overturn his wrongful conviction.