1,000 Words: The innocent man

Kwame Ajamu, formally known as Ronnie Bridgeman, is comforted by attorney Terry Gilbert, left, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Cleveland.  Ajamu, the last of three men convicted and sentenced to death in the 1975 slaying of an Ohio businessman had his charges dismissed. Ajamu was 17 when he was convicted in the shooting death of Harry Franks outside a corner store in Cleveland. Ajamu was released from prison in January 2003 after 27 years behind bars. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

“We were robbed,” Kwame Ajamu said today after his murder conviction was tossed out. “There will be no offspring when I die. When my brother passes away, that is it. We don’t have children. The important part is that we have been united while we are standing forward and upward and that we are not looking at each other in the graveyard.”