A Chicago man that spent 17 years in prison for a murder that he has been cleared of has been shot and killed almost 3 years after he was exonerated on the murder charge that sent him to prison.
Alprentiss Nash, 40, was shot and killed after getting in an argument with his killer in a drug deal gone bad. Chicago police have arrested a suspect and he is in custody with charges pending.
Nash was cleared by a DNA test that showed the DNA was not a match to him, but that it was a match to another person’s profile that was of interest in the case.
After his release, Nash was awarded a $200,000 settlement from the state.
His mother had said that he wanted to leave the state because he was afraid for his safety.
By TAMMY WEBBER