After Decades In Prison, Darrell Jones' Retrial Jury Only Took 2 Hours To Find Him Not Guilty04:01

Darrell Jones after his 2017 release (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Darrell Jones after his 2017 release (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Darrell Jones served more than three decades in prison for a Brockton murder he has always said he didn't commit — and now a jury agrees with him.

The jury acquitted Jones yesterday in his retrial for the 1986 slaying of Guillermo Rodriguez.

The retrial came after a judge threw out his first conviction and after WBUR reported there was racial bias among jurors in that first trial.

Stephanie Roberts Hartung, a professor at Northeastern University's School of Law, joined WBUR's Morning Edition host Bob Oakes to break down the jury's not guilty verdict.

This segment aired on June 12, 2019.


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