Finally free, 53-year-old Kash Register walked out of jail after being behind bars for 34 years for a murder he didn't commit.
"It's a beautiful thing, finally after 34 years," said Register.
He was joined by his mother and attorneys after his release and Register says his faith gave him hope that the truth would come out.
"I can't be angry, everyone makes mistakes, it's the system and mistakes are made, I'm just happy it's being corrected today."
Register was wrongly accused and convicted of fatally shooting an elderly West LA man back in 1979.
His conviction hinged on the testimony of a 19-year-old eye witness, Brenda Anderson, who said she saw an African American man running from the scene.
Despite the fact that his girlfriend testified that she was with him at the time of the crime, Register recalls hearing the guilty verdict.
"It was the most horrible day in my life, I couldn't believe it was true."
But a team of Loyola Law School students and lawyers with the school's Project for Innocence, took on the case to free Register.
One of Anderson's sisters came forward last month to say her sister had lied in the testimony that put Register behind bars.
Laurie Levinson from Loyola Law School says, "This is an enormous miscarriage of justice, a man incarcerated when he was 18 and now 34 years later? An enormous miscarriage of justice."
Now that he's free, Register says, he's looking forward to spending time with his family. "Whatever life brings I'm just ready for right now."
He says he's looking forward to learning more about computers and technology since, "It's a big thing now."
(FOX/CNS) - A man who served 34 years in prison for the killing of a man in West Los Angeles but had his murder conviction overturned walked out of a downtown jail late Friday.
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