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Tejah Armstrong walked out of prison yesterday, perhaps with a broad smile, since he found out he will be spending 17 years less than expected behind bars.
And that is because the Court of Appeal overturned a 28-year sentence he was serving for reportedly shooting and robbing a man.
Armstrong-who had already served 11 years- was convicted of shooting with intent to murder and aggravated robbery on December 3, 2015.
It was alleged that in September 2012 he shot Erie Allen in his stomach and robbed him of a gold chain and cash while he was walking home.
He was subsequently sentenced to spend concurrent sentences of 28 years and 15 years imprisonment, respectively.
However, he maintained that he was innocent and appealed both the sentence and conviction.
But due to many delays, the appeal never got off the ground until recently.
It wasn’t until 2022 that he secured legal representation from Wendel Alexander, who filed an appeal with a total of 23 reasons why the case should be thrown it.
The successful application freed Armstrong from spending another 17 years in prison.