A touching video has gone viral on social media showing the emotional reunion between a young girl and her father, who had spent years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
The video shows the girl breaking down in tears as she embraces her father, who was recently released after his innocence was established. The case has drawn widespread attention and sparked discussions about the flaws in the criminal justice system.
The girl had no clue that her dad had been set free and was eagerly waiting for her at school to surprise her When she caught sight of him, she dashed towards him and gave him a tight hug, expressing her deep and immense joy.
The joyful video shows the girl looking up in disbelief when she sees her father’s smiling face outside her classroom.
The girl’s reaction was one of pure joy. She dropped her bag and ran towards her father, embracing him with tears of happiness running down her face.
Johnson was convicted for the murder of Marcus Boyd who was shot dead by two masked men in St Louis, Missouri, BBC reported. Police authorities had always believed that the killing of Boyd was connected to dru’g conflict, but Johnson maintained his innocence throughout the years.
He had always said he was at home when the murder happened and had nothing to do with it. Erika Barrow who was Johnson’s girlfriend testified that they were both at home at the time the murder happened.
The wrong conviction has now been overturned after he has spent 28 years in prison. His release was made possible after another prisoner confessed that he shot Boyd, UNILAD reports.