Crime & Justice

No retrial for LA prisoner freed after 34 years

Wilma Register, Kash Delano Register and a former inmate Keith Chandler hug Friday afternoon. Chandler was instrumental in helping Register with his legal appeals.
Wilma Register, Kash Delano Register and a former inmate Keith Chandler hug Friday afternoon. Chandler was instrumental in helping Register with his legal appeals.
Frank Stolze
Wilma Register, Kash Delano Register and a former inmate Keith Chandler hug Friday afternoon. Chandler was instrumental in helping Register with his legal appeals.
As Register and his mother embraced, he said, “It’s alright momma, let’s just go home now.”
Frank Stolze


Los Angeles County prosecutors won't retry a Los Angeles man who spent 34 years behind bars before his murder conviction was overturned.

Authorities told a judge on Friday they were dropping the case against 53-year-old Kash Register.

Register told reporters he had strong faith that his innocence eventually would be revealed.

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Register was convicted of shooting a 78-year-old man in West Los Angeles and was serving 27 years to life.

Last month, a judge overturned his conviction, saying prosecutors used false testimony from an alleged eyewitness.

Among those on hand to congratulate Register was Brian Banks, a former high school football player who spent five years in prison for sexual assault. He was exonerated last year after the alleged victim recanted.