Hundreds are expected to support Cyrus Wilson at Parole Board hearing Wednesday

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Family members and hundreds more are holding on to hope that their loved one will be freed from prison.

Cyrus Wilson is a convicted killer, who has maintained his innocence for more than 25 years.

On Wednesday he is up for parole.

In 1994, Cyrus was convicted for the fatal shooting of Christopher Luckett.

“He’s always maintained that he is innocent, that he didn’t kill this young man. He was convicted, he was sentenced to life in prison, that was in 1994 and so he’s been in prison ever since then” Cyrus’s wife Casey told News 2.

She says there is no evidence against him and that several juvenile witnesses have since recanted their statements.

“They have come back and testified in court that that was the case, that they had been pressured and that they have lied and they didn’t see Cyrus kill anyone,” Casey explained.

She says have left her loved one caged, missing out on life with their 2 teenage daughters.

“His daughters are dancers, he’s never seen them dance.”

He has also missed out on life with his partner.

“Our marriage has been under the watchful eyes of the department of corrections. Sometimes at night I’ll walk outside and think, dang the moon is beautiful and then I’ll think I wonder if he can see the moon from like his cell. I wonder if he can see the moon because he has a tiny window in there. You know, can he see the moon from in there?”

Casey says she dreams of the day she and Cyrus will be able to look at the moon while standing side by side.

“We are ready to welcome him home,” she stated.

Hundreds of people are expected to come out in support of freeing Cyrus Wednesday.

A number of groups are rallying to show their support.

“It definitely touches my heart. It’s overwhelming, it’s overwhelming sometimes to see all the people that believe in my husband, that believe in him and think he is an amazing human being and they want to see him out here doing amazing things,” said Casey.

A Cyrus Wilson Freedom Campaign has been started on Facebook 

His parole hearing is at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Riverbend.

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