After 16 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, Taron Hill is now a free man

'I never lost hope. I always told myself I’m going to make it home ... I don’t know how but I’m going to make it'

New Jersey resident Taron Hill knows how important it is to have your name cleared. In 2004, Hill was convicted of shooting and killing two bystanders on a Camden street corner. At the time, authorities prosecuted him based on a lone eyewitness using just one photo — as well as two jailhouse informants who later recanted their testimony. After serving more than 16 years of his sentence, he walked out of the New Jersey State Prison a free man this weekend.

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