Man wrongfully convicted of Nashville murder to be released from prison

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man wrongfully-convicted of murder in Nashville will soon be released from prison.

Joseph Webster has been behind bars since 2005 for the killing of Leroy Owens in Nashville. Webster’s case was actually one of the first to be taken on by Nashville District Attorney General Glenn Funk’s “Conviction Review Unit.”

After examining new evidence, including DNA from Webster that did not match the DNA found on the weapon used to kill Owens, Webster’s conviction will be overturned, according to Funk.

According to Webster’s attorney Daniel Horwitz, his client is grateful to those who took the time to reinvestigate his case and see that his wrong was righted.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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