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‘It Doesn’t Make Sense to Me’: New York Man Set Free After 23 Years In Prison Following Court’s Discovery That Eyewitness Had Severe Sight Problems

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A Brooklyn man, who has spent the last 23 years behind bars, is now free after a judge ruled the sole eyewitness in his murder case lied about his sight issues.Kareem Mayo, 48, is home in Brooklyn from Rikers under GPS monitoring while Brooklyn’s District Attorney as Eric Gonzalez decides whether to appeal the judge’s decision to dismiss the charges or retry the case.On Monday, Jan. 23, the Supreme Court of the State of New York vacated the convictions of Mayo, 48, and his co-defendant Donnell Perkins, 40, in the 1999 Christmas death of Reuben Scrubb, according to court documents obtained by Atlanta Black Star.