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Missouri man liberated from prison with assistance from WNBA star Maya Moore

Missouri man liberated from prison with assistance from WNBA star Maya Moore 

Jonathan Irons was condemned to 50 years in prison when he was only 16 years of age. 

WNBA whiz Maya Moore put her basketball career on pause with the Minnesota Lynx to help Jonathan Irons, a Black man, get his conviction for thievery and assault with a weapon invalidated. Irons was at long last discharged from Missouri’s Jefferson City Correctional Center on Wednesday (July 1). 

“I sense that I can carry on with life now,” Irons said in a video Moore presented via web-based networking media. “I’m free, I’m honored, I simply need to carry on with my life deserving of God’s assistance and impact.” 

On Thursday (July 2), Moore and Irons showed up on “Good Morning America” to talk about his discharge. “At that time, I truly felt like I could rest,” Moore said. “I’d been standing, and we’d been remaining, for such a long time and it was a spontaneous second where I just felt reprieve. It was somewhat of an adoring moment in time, simply dropping to my knees and simply being grateful to the point that we made it.”

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