Skip to comments.LA Man Cleared of Murder After 34 Years in Prison
Posted on 11/10/2013 6:35:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
A Los Angeles man who spent the last 34 years in jail for murder has finally walked free after the sisters of the case's sole witness said their sibling lied in court.
Kash Delano Register, 53, emerged from Twin Towers downtown jail on Friday afternoon, smiling and clasping his mother's hand. He said he couldn't be bitter, even after spending decades behind bars for a crime he didn't commit.
"I'm just in a numb feeling right now," Register told reporters outside the jail. "You know, it just hasn't really set in yet. I know it's real, but it just hasn't truly set in yet. It's a beautiful feeling, though."
Register has always maintained he did not kill Jack Sasson, 78, in the carport of Sasson's West Los Angeles home in April 1979. He was convicted primarily on the witness account of a neighbor and was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison.
Register was finally exculpated on Thursday after Superior Court Judge Katherine Mader ruled that prosecutors tried to hide evidence that could have proven Register's innocence and used false witness testimony.
The witness, Brenda Anderson, had changed her account numerous times since identifing Register, then 18, as the gunman, even though his girlfriend, who was pregnant at the time, testified that she was with him when the shooting took place.
Last month when Anderson was asked in court to confirm if Register was the shooter, she replied: "It may or may not have been that person."
No definitive physical evidence had been discovered to link Register with the shooting. The fingerprints found on Sasson's car did not match Register and police never found the murder weapon.
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Good Lord, they should put his parents in prison for that name.
I never thought I’d see one that topped my high school buddy. His last name was Van Winkle. Yes, his mom named him Rip.
When they showed this guy on the news and said his name I said “WOW this name is SO obviously fake” but its not..its Kash Register..LOL cant make this stuff up
Now that he’s out, he’ll see that the USA hasn’t changed a bit since 1979 ...
The only worse name I’ve heard in SoCal was Jesse James Hollywood.
There are worse names out there. My friend in Colorado met a man named Richard Head. He introduced himself as Dick Head.
There is a man in Santa Fe NM named Peter Handler. I always thought the sign above his liquor store with that name on it was a joke, until I saw his picture in the Santa Fe newspaper with his name under it.
At least they did not name him Sue.
I worked with a woman whose name was Anita Hooker.
Her cousin was Anita Mann.
My brother has a friend with the last name of Hiscock. His nickname is Scratch. True story.
And overzealous prosecutors, who hide evidence, are why the debate on the death penalty exists.
We had twins who were also the school prefects in their final year. Their names were Andrew and Peter Nas. Almost every day their names were called over the PA system - will “Mr. A Nas or Mr P. Nas come to the office please”.
My brother lived in the Northern Territory for a number of years in the outback. The aboriginals, who had only met white men some 50 years earlier, had a habit of calling themselves after everyday things. There was a man who had taken the last name of Motor and had called his two sons Petrol and Diesel!
Know a Merry (spelled that way) Christmas and Rusty Faucet.
You people disgust me.
Maybe after it happens to you come back and we'll name you "what a dip shit pos"
I went to school with a Merry Christmas (and it was her real name).
So when are these prosecutors going to be prosecuted?
well, ditter that!
Kash Delano RegisterReleased just in time to sign up for Obamacare. After 34 years in prison, he's probably wrecked, no matter what he was like before. I feel for this man, but this won't end well, imho.