They Refused To Free Him, Even After The Real Murderer Confessed

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Zain Murdock
December 12, 2021

In 1999, Devonia Inman was arrested for the murder of a Taco Bell manager in Adel, Georgia. 

After being robbed of a $1,700 bank bag, the manager was shot in the face in the restaurant’s parking lot. Except Inman didn’t do any of those things!

Inman served 23 years in prison, despite the fact that NO physical evidence even tied him to the crime. Meanwhile, the suspected real murderer beat multiple people to death in their small town – a man whose DNA eventually matched the ski mask found at the original crime scene. He even confessed! 

But apparently that wasn’t enough to free Inman.

After the DNA results and confession surfaced, Inman was still failed by the “justice” system, including not just prosecutors, but his own attorney. It took until November 2021 for his case to be overturned, bringing him close to finally being reunited with his family.

The truth is, from police to the courts, they didn’t care about actually solving murders and keeping their town safe – they were satisfied with simply finding any Black man to lock up for life.

What Inman, and all of us, truly deserve is a world where murders are actually solved, and any mistakes in the process are investigated immediately – not decades after the wrong person has already been sitting behind bars.

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