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Kevin Strickland's GoFundMe raises more than $1M

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Posted at 8:53 AM, Nov 26, 2021

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A GoFundMe started for Kevin Strickland has now raised over $1 million.

Strickland was released on Tuesday after spending 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

In 1978, he was wrongfully convicted in a triple murder. On Nov. 8, an evidentiary hearing began and Strickland's legal team presented evidence and arguments with hopes he was exonerated.

TIMELINE | Kevin Strickland's 43-year fight for freedom

The GoFundMe was originally started on June 7, with hopes of raising $7,500.

On Thursday, Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas announced Strickland will flip the switch at the mayor's Christmas tree lighting.