Bradley attorney Angelique Ciliberti was quoted on the prison release of Messiah Johnson, a client of the UVA Innocence Project Clinic. Johnson, who the clinic believes was wrongly convicted of a 1998 armed robbery, had been sentenced to 132 years in prison and had served more than 20 years in prison.
“Most of the students who have worked on Messiah’s case, myself included, have since graduated,” explained Ciliberti, who served as president of the Innocence Project Pro Bono Clinic while she was a student at UVA School of Law. “Even though we’ve faced some setbacks in his case, Messiah never lost hope and stayed persistent, always wanting to plan our next move. It’s great to finally see years of hard work pay off, and for Messiah to come home.”
The complete article, “Freed UVA Innocence Project Client Messiah Johnson Heads Home,” appeared in the UVA School of Law News on April 27, 2018.