At Last, A Small Measure of Justice for Walter Lomax
In 1968, 20-year-old Walter was convicted of a murder he did not commit. After a trial in a Baltimore City courtroom where there was clear suppression of evidence, erroneous cross-racial identifications, and police misconduct, he spent the next 39 years in jail.
It was only in December 2006 that Circuit Judge Gale Rasin commuted his sentence to time-served in response to a post-conviction petition challenging the validity of his conviction and imprisonment.
In the years since his release, Walter has established himself as widely-respected member of the Baltimore community and a published author, who heads the Maryland Restorative Justice Initiative, which advocates for humane sentencing policies.
All the while, Walter and his team of attorneys from Murphy, Falcon & Murphy and Crowell & Moring have been working to officially clear his record.
Last week, Walter finally received welcome, hard-won news: local prosecutors formally dropped all charges against him.
Learn more about Walter and his amazing story here:
Charges against Walter Lomax dropped in 1968 murder case
CBS Baltimore WJZ-TV 13
Free at last. Baltimore man exonerated of 1968 murder conviction
The Daily Record
Evidence clears Lomax's name 50 years later