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Wrongfully convicted man helping to free those in similar situation

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A St. Louis man who once spent decades behind bars for a murder he did not commit is now helping others in similar fates.

Darryl Burton was released from prison back in 2008 after serving 24 years of a life sentence. He was convicted of a deadly shooting at a gas station in 1984, But the ruling was reversed nine years ago. 

But despite being freed, Burton said the unreal feeling of being released quickly faded as the reality of his situation set in. He had nothing to his name. Fast forward to today, and Burton is working as a pastor for a church in Kansas and helping those in the same situation he once faced. 

Just last week, Burton was in the courtroom when Lamonte McIntyre was set free. Like Burton, he spent decades in prison, 23 years to be exact, behind bars on a murder conviction. 

Burton said he has received calls, texts, and emails from numerous people asking for his assistance. 

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