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Daily Journal
     December 26, 2019      #43-360 KDJ

Best feel good stories of the year 

By John Dykstra

1. Free at last

After being wrongfully imprisoned for 20 years, Terrance Haynes was set free on June 2 after the Kankakee County State’s Attorney’s Office dismissed murder charges.

Haynes was convicted in August 2000 of shooting and killing Cezaire Murrell on May 27, 1999, in Kankakee. He was sentenced to 45 years.

Marcus Hammond, who was 10 years old when he served as a key witness in Haynes’ trial, told the jury that Murrell did not have a firearm. Hammond recanted his testimony ...

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