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GOD'S MERCY........Wrongly Convicted Christian regains freedom after 27 years in Jail!

I Just Kept Believing in God and after 27 years, I am now Free!

Every intercessor will rejoice at this news, just as I am rejoicing with the Almighty God for showing mercy to brother Clarence Shipley, after 27 years in jail.

Errors and mistakes are done everyday that keep innocent people away, but It is our duty as intercessors to ask for God's mercy and intervention in all such cases.

Brother Clarence Shipley was convicted in 1992 for an offence he did not commit, in a case of first degree murder.  When  the Baltimore native learned police were searching for him, Shipley turned himself in, but maintained he was innocent of the crime with which they charged him, but they did not believe him.

The Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project argues police never investigated Shipley’s alibi. Furthermore, witness testimony claimed the killer was right-handed, while  Shipley is left-handed.

After Shipley’s family hired a former detective to look into his case — and the conviction went before the Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic for consideration — things finally began to change, ultimately leading to the innocent man’s freedom.

In an interview with WBAL-TV, Shipley said he “stayed positive, kept working, surrounded myself with positive people who were behind bars with me. And I just kept believing in God.”

“It’s a blessing. It’s going to be good,” he said of his first Christmas in the free world in nearly three decades. “I’m excited. Happy.”

Shipley jumped at the opportunity this week to say he forgives the three witnesses who lied against him during the 1992 trial, admitting, though, that his conviction led him to lose “a lot” — including a child he “never got to know.”

Shipley was accused of murdering Kevin Smith in October 1991. But he argued his innocence throughout the trial the following year, claiming he was in a different place at the time of the crime and police apprehended the wrong man.  Twenty-seven years later, they finally believe him.

After the judgement was reversed, Baltimore City State Attorney Marilyn Mosby tendered an apology to the Shipley family.  

He says “When a man, who is an innocent man, spent 27 years of the prime of his life behind bars, so on behalf of the criminal justice system, as a representative of the criminal justice system, I think it’s incumbent on us to acknowledge that error and that pain that we’ve inflicted upon this man and his family, and that’s the reason why I apologized to Mr. Clarence Shipley today,” said Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.

As for his future, Shipley said he plans to live out the rest of his life doing “God’s work, whatever God allows me to do.”


Brethren, lets thank God for his release and pray continually for innocent people convicted and locked up for offenses they did not commit.  This is a global problem and no nation is free from this error.

Lets pray for God's mercy and intervention.  Not only for people in jail, but others who are kidnapped for ransom, people in transit camps around the world.  You know a lot of people looking for better life in difference countries have found themselves in concentration camps due to immigration restrictions, lets pray for them as well.

Beloved, Jesus is coming back soon.  "Where will you spend eternity - In heaven or hell? This is the time to work-out your salvation.  Now is the acceptable time!

Repent and give your heart to Jesus. He will give you a new life, victory and eternal life.  Will you accept Him today?


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