Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O'Malley's Office on Monday filed a motion to vacate the 1995 murder conviction of a man who's spent 23 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, a crime he has maintained he never committed.
Evin King, now 59, is being transferred from the state prison in Grafton to the Cuyahoga County Jail and could be released from custody as early as this week, according to Cuyahoga County court records.
The Ohio Innocence Project, which represented King during several appeals, announced the development in a news release that included a video of King breaking down into tears as he learned the news by telephone from Jennifer Bergeron, assistant clinical professor at the organization.
"I knew this day would come one day, and I knew I would cry," King says over speakerphone as he begins to talk about his mother. "I know one thing for sure. She's looking down on me."