Nine Years After Exoneration, Antoine Day Receives Certificate of Innocence
After spending 10 years in prison for a murder that he did not commit, then waiting 9 more after his exoneration, Life After Innocence exoneree Antoine Day was granted a Certificate of Innocence this week from Judge Paul Biebel. The certificate will help Antoine receive funds to compensate him for the time he spent behind bars for another’s crime and will also help to officially expunge his record. Day was exonerated on appeal after retiring real estate attorney Howard Joseph took his case.
A musician before his arrest, Day continues to play music and served as the drummer in an exoneree band that performed at the annual Innocence Network Conference last April in Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently, Day is the Outreach Coordinator of Prison Reentry at the Howard Area Community Center Employment Resource Center, implementing programs to help the community.