Chicago prosecutors charged a man on Wednesday for the 1992 murder and sexual assault of a 6-year-old boy after releasing an inmate who served more than 20 years of a life sentence for the crime, ABC 7 Chicago reports.
On Tuesday, a Cook County judge threw out 55-year-old Mark Maxson’s conviction because new DNA evidence found on 6-year-old Lindsey Murdock‘s clothes matched Osborne Wade‘s DNA.
When prosecutors charged Wade on Wednesday, he was already in Cook County Jail because he failed to register as a violent offender in a different case. Wade had served 22 years in prison for killing his own uncle.
The Chicago Sun Times said Wade, 42, recorded a videotaped confession apologizing to the child’s family and to Maxon. He also wrote apology letters to them, which the Murdock family and Maxson told The Sun Times they had not yet received.
According to the newspaper, Maxson accused the police of beating him during their interrogations and coercing him into making a false confession. Maxson walked out of Stateville Correctional Center, met by his 78-year-old mother and his attorneys.
“It’s a bit overwhelming now,” Maxson told the Chicago Tribune. “I knew this day would come. It was only a matter of time.”
SOURCE: ABC 7 Chicago, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Twitter
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