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Mom of man exonerated after 32 years in prison speaks

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Margie Davis, 96, is looking forward to seeing her son Andy Wilson after he spent 32 years in prison. He was recently exonerated. Credit: KMOV Margie Davis, 96, is looking forward to seeing her son Andy Wilson after he spent 32 years in prison. He was recently exonerated. Credit: KMOV
FLORISSANT, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

The mother of a man who was exonerated after spending 32 years in prison for murder is speaking out.

Margie Davis, 96, lives in Florissant. Her son Andy Wilson was convicted for a murder that happened in Los Angeles in 1984.  Thursday, Wilson walked out of prison after spending more than half his life behind bars.

Davis said she wrote letters to court officials and even the Governor of California for years in an effort to help her son. She added she didn’t have much faith in the justice system.

“I sent it to the Justice Department,” Davis said. “I’ve been an African American for 96 years. I know they’re not going to anything, but I let them know anyway.”

Several years ago, Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent examined Wilson’s case and fought for his release. A judge later ruled he was wrongfully convicted.

“I can’t say I never thought it would happen. Three years ago, the Loyola Law School gave me reason to think it was gonna happen,” Wilson said.

Wilson said showing bitterness is a waste of time, adding that his family kept his attitude positive while he was in prison.

“My mother was the backbone of it all, she’s a 96-year-old pit bull,” Wilson said.

Davis said Wilson will be back in the St. Louis area at some point, but she’s not sure when.

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