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.
My sister used to date a man named Russell Peter. He encouraged us to call him Rusty. He would say he was the only 6 foot tall rusty peter you’ll ever meet.
You didn’t grow up in Ga did you?
I might have some questions as to the liar’s motive.
“Wow, an innocent man spends 34 years in prison, all you “conservatives” can do is make fun of his name.”
What makes you think he’s innocent? There is a difference between “innocent”, and having a conviction overturned on technicalities.
Makes you wonder how many other innocent people are rotting away in prison. Probably not a high percentage, but US prosecutors are often corrupt or incompetent.
Nifong was the tip of the iceberg.
There are MANY innocent people in jail, but people are in denial.
Prosecutors care not if the person they convict is guilty or not. Prosecutors would have us believe that they care about convicting criminals for the good of the country etc,
truth is they only care about the win for themselves personally
Most prosecutors are the lowest scum on earth
LOL... there is beyond a reasonable doubt, there is guilty and there is not guilty.
You figure it out.
You either did it or you didn't, do you see an inbetween?
Bump to your post!
Got a co-worker named Frank F Yu. First time I got an email from him, I thought it was a joke.
I'd love to be on the jury when he sues the county. There ain't enough money to set this right!
I had a friend in school whose name was Steve Hunt. His brother’s name was MIKE.
There were two sisters from India in the shipping department of a company I worked for. Their names were Mona and Scareema. I’m not kidding. I was the only one of about 60 people who worked there who thought it was funny.
We disgust you thoroughly and found you thoroughly disgusting.
You people disgust me.
Do you have proof that he is innocent?
still laughing at the first one.....Hi, I’m Dick Head..LOL
Thats why I changed my mind on death penaltys. Prosecutors are just politicans...
Too little info here. Did they just pick the guy up on the street and ask her “Is this the guy?”.
I knew a guy named Wayne Dwaps.
Reminds me of a guy I knew named Haywood Jablomi.
The prosecutors should be hanged.
Actually, this conservative believes that both the witness and the prosecutor should be locked up for the next 34 years. Happy?
Not a joke. Miss Ima, as she was known, was referred to as "The First Lady of Texas". She was a philanthropist, art collector, highly respected and loved. She even has her own Wikipedia page.
I know a guy named Peter Eaton.
I am a conservative and I was thinking the same. They are focused on his name? Really? After 34 years in prison! Unbelievable!
I understand his girlfriend’s name is Robin D. Till.
This is why the death penalty is bad. It should give a man a natural lifetime to be exonerated or repent to God, not prevented from doing so.
And all folks can do is talk about his name.
one of many reasons I never vote for a prosecutor
Funny that while people will pound on the bible when calling for death penalties, they are remarkably silent about the Mosaic provision that whoever falsely charges should be liable to the same penalty as what he sought — even unsuccessfully — to do to the one charged. Of course you can say we’re Christian and don’t do that — but then all of Christianity should apply, not just some of it.
I’m very much in support of punishing false accusers with the same sentence they were seeking for the falsely accused.