LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former gang member imprisoned for 19 years for a murder he didn't commit has been exonerated and set free.
John Edward Smith, wearing glasses and a tan striped polo shirt, walked out of a Los Angeles County jail on Monday night and was greeted by a host of TV cameras.
"I had good days and bad days, I stayed hopeful and that's all I could do," the 37-year-old said outside the downtown jail. "I'm not bitter at all, because that ain't going to get me nowhere. I've got to move on."
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