At Last

Black Man Freed After 18 Years in Prison for Murder He Didn’t Do

Missouri man David Robinson has been freed from prison nearly 18 years after being wrongly convicted for a 2001 murder. Robinson was released Monday night after Attorney General Josh Hawley recommended that charges against him be dismissed. There was barely any evidence to tie Robinson to the murder of Sheila Box—there was no physical evidence, and only one eyewitness, a paid police informant, claimed he saw Robinson shoot Box at an intersection. The informant, Albert Baker, later admitted he had given a false testimony in return for $2,500 in cash and expenses. Another man admitted to the killing in 2004, but Robinson remained in prison for an additional 14 years. Before he was freed, Robinson’s brother told CBS News affiliate KFVS that the family would welcome him home with a barbeque. “He’s already called people and has people on standby to make pies and cakes,” Reggie Robinson said. “He’s ready to enjoy it.”