BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - A Florida man serving out a 400-year sentence has just walked out of prison a free man after three decades thanks to a re-examination of his case. "As prosecutors, our only agenda is to promote public safety in our community and to ensure that justice is served," Broward State Attorney Harold F.
Pryor said in a statement. "I commend the victims, witnesses, and law enforcement officers for their candor and assistance in reinvestigating a crime that occurred more than 34 years ago."A county court convicted Sidney Holmes, 57, of aiding and abetting a 1988 robbery in Fort Lauderdale by driving the getaway vehicle.
A fresh examination of the evidence found that the conviction largely rested on the testimony of eyewitness identification, which the court now decided was "flawed," CBS News reported.
Additionally, the brother of one of the victims of the robbery found that Holmes’ car — which would have been the getaway vehicle — had key differences from the vehicle described as helping in the robbery and likely was misidentified. "There is no evidence tying Mr.