A Florida man who spent 34 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit was just released after prosecutors dismissed the charges against him.
Sidney Holmes, 57, was convicted for his alleged role in a 1988 armed robbery and sentenced to 400 years in prison. But this week, he was released from prison.
“I never lost hope and always knew this day would come,” Holmes said after learning he would be released, according to a statement from the Innocence Project of Florida. “I cannot wait to hug my mother in the free world for the first time in over 34 years.”
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Holmes was convicted of being the getaway driver for an armed robbery that occurred in 1988 at a convenience store just outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida,
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