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.