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Baltimore man jailed for murder since age 14 is released
Baltimore man jailed for murder since age 14 is released

Eugene J. Edwards pleaded guilty to a murder on Wednesday, and was expected to be released in time for dinner. Edwards was 14 years old in January 2002, when prosecutors say he fatally shot an 18-year-old man in East Baltimore during a robbery attempt. His accomplices and other witnesses implicated him, and he was sentenced as an adult to 30 years in prison following a guilty plea. But in 2013, Edwards successfully argued that he had not been properly advised of the charges before entering his plea, and he was granted a new trial. In the time that had passed, however, evidence was lost, and witness statements changed. So instead of risking an acquittal at trial, city prosecutors...

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