Banker becomes hero after release of man wrongly convicted of murder

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A Wall Street banker helped raise $35,000 for a man released from jail after serving nearly 25 years for a murder he didn't commit.

The Daily Mail reports that Alex Sutaru, 32, started a fundraising campaign to help Jonathan Fleming from Brooklyn, New York, get back on his feet after the miscarriage of justice was exposed.

Fleming was jailed in 1989 after he was convicted of shooting dead his friend Darryl 'Black' Rush in Brooklyn.

He was exonerated after it was proved he was 1,100 miles away in Disney World, Florida, at the time of the murder.

The injustice was all the more egregious for it emerged that the key piece of evidence that cleared the 52-year-old had been in the prosecution's case files the whole time.

But it was Fleming's optimism at his release, and his refusal to let anger at the iniquity of his prosecution overcome him, that inspired Sutaru to do something to help.

The banker told ABC News reporter Caterina Andreano: 'This is somebody that wasn’t guilty of a crime; he was wrongfully convicted.

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Man who spent 25 years in jail for a murder he didn't commit receives $35k donation to start a new life... after leaving prison with $93 to his name 

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