This was a mistake by the state. He went on and made a life for himself. It was a crime for them to try and put him in jail after so long.
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A Missouri judge ordered the state on Monday to set free a man who was convicted of robbery in 2000 but never sent to prison until a clerical mistake was discovered last year.
Cornealious “Mike” Anderson was 23 when he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the robbery of a fast-food restaurant’s assistant manager. He told The Associated Press last month that he waited, and even asked about going to prison, but the order never came.
In the years since his conviction, Anderson started his own construction-related businesses, married and had children. He also coached youth football and volunteered at his church in Webster Groves, Missouri.
Mississippi County Associate Circuit Judge Terry Lynn Brown heard arguments Monday and ruled that Anderson should be freed.