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LA Man Cleared of Murder After 34 Years in Prison
ABC News ^ | Nov 9, 2013 | Liz Fields

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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1 posted on 11/10/2013 6:35:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
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Kash Delano Register

Good Lord, they should put his parents in prison for that name.

2 posted on 11/10/2013 6:38:31 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

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.


3 posted on 11/10/2013 6:41:09 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: nickcarraway

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


4 posted on 11/10/2013 6:44:12 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: nickcarraway

Now that he’s out, he’ll see that the USA hasn’t changed a bit since 1979 ...


5 posted on 11/10/2013 6:46:16 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

The only worse name I’ve heard in SoCal was Jesse James Hollywood.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_James_Hollywood


6 posted on 11/10/2013 6:47:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: rockrr

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.


7 posted on 11/10/2013 6:47:57 PM PST by Ditter
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Good Lord, they should put his parents in prison for that name.

At least they did not name him Sue.

8 posted on 11/10/2013 6:48:58 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Ditter

I worked with a woman whose name was Anita Hooker.


9 posted on 11/10/2013 6:49:54 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: AD from SpringBay

Her cousin was Anita Mann.


10 posted on 11/10/2013 6:52:36 PM PST by Ditter
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

My brother has a friend with the last name of Hiscock. His nickname is Scratch. True story.


11 posted on 11/10/2013 6:52:46 PM PST by SW6906 (6 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, horsepower, guns and ammunition.)
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To: nickcarraway

And overzealous prosecutors, who hide evidence, are why the debate on the death penalty exists.


12 posted on 11/10/2013 6:54:59 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

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!

Mel


13 posted on 11/10/2013 6:59:25 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: rockrr

Know a Merry (spelled that way) Christmas and Rusty Faucet.


14 posted on 11/10/2013 7:03:28 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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Wow, an innocent man spends 34 years in prison, all you "conservatives" can do is make fun of his name.

You people disgust me.

15 posted on 11/10/2013 7:03:40 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: AD from SpringBay
I worked with a woman whose name was Anita Hooker.

Maybe after it happens to you come back and we'll name you "what a dip shit pos"

16 posted on 11/10/2013 7:06:34 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: autumnraine
Know a Merry (spelled that way) Christmas...

I went to school with a Merry Christmas (and it was her real name).

17 posted on 11/10/2013 7:09:45 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about its implications.)
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To: nickcarraway
Superior Court Judge Katherine Mader ruled that prosecutors tried to hide evidence that could have proven Register's innocence and used false witness testimony.

So when are these prosecutors going to be prosecuted?

18 posted on 11/10/2013 7:11:45 PM PST by bkopto (Obama and Biden are merely symptoms of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: Ditter

well, ditter that!

that’s funny!


19 posted on 11/10/2013 7:13:27 PM PST by krunkygirl (force multiplier in effect...)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks nickcarraway.
Kash Delano Register
Released 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.


20 posted on 11/10/2013 7:15:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: Ditter

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.


21 posted on 11/10/2013 7:15:58 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: OldPossum

You didn’t grow up in Ga did you?


22 posted on 11/10/2013 7:18:17 PM PST by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: nickcarraway

I might have some questions as to the liar’s motive.


23 posted on 11/10/2013 7:39:45 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com/2013/10/04/nicolae-hussein-obama/)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“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.


24 posted on 11/10/2013 7:43:52 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Jonty30

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.


25 posted on 11/10/2013 7:50:21 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: nickcarraway

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


26 posted on 11/10/2013 7:53:07 PM PST by Friendofgeorge ( Palin 2016 or bust)
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To: Born to Conserve
There is a difference between “innocent”, and having a conviction overturned on technicalities.

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?

27 posted on 11/10/2013 8:00:59 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Bump to your post!


28 posted on 11/10/2013 8:02:19 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Ditter

29 posted on 11/10/2013 8:04:36 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

Got a co-worker named Frank F Yu. First time I got an email from him, I thought it was a joke.


30 posted on 11/10/2013 8:12:14 PM PST by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: nickcarraway
"Judge Katherine Mader ruled that prosecutors tried to hide evidence that could have proven Register's innocence and used false witness testimony."

I'd love to be on the jury when he sues the county. There ain't enough money to set this right!

31 posted on 11/10/2013 8:14:19 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Ditter

I had a friend in school whose name was Steve Hunt. His brother’s name was MIKE.


32 posted on 11/10/2013 8:15:28 PM PST by Baynative (Wake me up early, be good to my dogs and teach my children to pray.)
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To: Ditter

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.


33 posted on 11/10/2013 8:18:51 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
You people disgust me.

We disgust you thoroughly and found you thoroughly disgusting.

34 posted on 11/10/2013 8:23:00 PM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Wow, an innocent man spends 34 years in prison, all you "conservatives" can do is make fun of his name.

You people disgust me.

Do you have proof that he is innocent?

35 posted on 11/10/2013 8:33:17 PM PST by fellowpatriot
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To: Ditter

still laughing at the first one.....Hi, I’m Dick Head..LOL


36 posted on 11/10/2013 8:37:43 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Jonty30

Thats why I changed my mind on death penaltys. Prosecutors are just politicans...


37 posted on 11/10/2013 8:39:22 PM PST by goat granny
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To: nickcarraway

Too little info here. Did they just pick the guy up on the street and ask her “Is this the guy?”.


38 posted on 11/10/2013 9:06:57 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: AD from SpringBay

I knew a guy named Wayne Dwaps.


39 posted on 11/10/2013 9:09:21 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: SW6906

Reminds me of a guy I knew named Haywood Jablomi.


40 posted on 11/10/2013 9:11:02 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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"prosecutors tried to hide evidence that could have proven Register's innocence and used false witness testimony. "

The prosecutors should be hanged.

41 posted on 11/10/2013 9:11:40 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Wow, an innocent man spends 34 years in prison, all you "conservatives" can do is make fun of his name.

Actually, this conservative believes that both the witness and the prosecutor should be locked up for the next 34 years. Happy?

42 posted on 11/10/2013 9:13:22 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Hoodat
Either I missed it or I admit absolute amazement no one has mentioned the name of TX Gov Jim Hogg's daughter, Ima.

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.

43 posted on 11/10/2013 9:29:50 PM PST by Robwin
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To: Ditter

I know a guy named Peter Eaton.


44 posted on 11/10/2013 9:54:07 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

I am a conservative and I was thinking the same. They are focused on his name? Really? After 34 years in prison! Unbelievable!


45 posted on 11/10/2013 10:00:34 PM PST by wintertime
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To: GOP_Party_Animal

I understand his girlfriend’s name is Robin D. Till.


46 posted on 11/10/2013 10:14:10 PM PST by Right Brother
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To: nickcarraway

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.


47 posted on 11/10/2013 10:25:46 PM PST by If You Want It Fixed - Fix It
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To: bkopto
So when are these prosecutors going to be prosecuted?

never

one of many reasons I never vote for a prosecutor

.

48 posted on 11/10/2013 10:35:48 PM PST by Elle Bee
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To: Jonty30

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.


49 posted on 11/10/2013 10:37:54 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’m very much in support of punishing false accusers with the same sentence they were seeking for the falsely accused.


50 posted on 11/10/2013 10:40:37 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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