Fernando Bermudez Spent 18 Years in Prison For Murder He Didn’t Commit | Video | TheBlaze.comBermudez was falsely detained, accused of murder and imprisoned for 18 years, a horrific experience that has forever changed his life. “Back in 1991, I was set to begin school,” he explains. “My plans were already focused. Obviously, my life took a big detour.”
I caught up with Bermudez and his wife recently to speak further about his horrifying tale of the criminal justice system run amok. In a three-hour conversation at a downtown Manhattan Starbucks, I learned more about the couple’s story of faith, hope and a long healing process that continues today.
In what he calls “the rudest awakening,” Bermudez says that he saw his hopes and dreams that once seemed so close diminish before his eyes. In 1992, the young man was convicted of shooting and killing Raymond Blount, a 16-year-old who died after a fight inside of a Greenwich Village, New York City club.
I'm always sickened and disgusted when an innocent person's life is destroyed by ****stain prosecutors and their thug supporters. Until those who destroy innocent lives are actually held accountable for their false convictions, events like these will continue.