Freed from death row: 'I refuse to give them my joy'

May 23, 2015 2:43 PM by News Staff

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A man who was released after nearly 30 years on Alabama's death row, says he refuses to let himself be consumed by anger but says those that send him to prison decades ago will "answer to God"

Ray Hinton was released last month after ballistics tests failed to match bullets from two 1985 murders to a gun found in his home.

Hinton says he greets each day with joy, relishing the freedom to drive and move about as he wishes. Staying angry, he says, would keep his mind imprisoned even though his body is free.

In an interview, Hinton says he wants people who serve on juries to weigh their decisions carefully.

He says he survived death row with a combination of his faith in God and sense of humor.

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