Falsely Accused Man Eats Huge Meal After Being Released From Prison

A man who was wrongly convicted of rape and robbery has eaten his first meal since being freed after a 25-year stint behind bars - and you better believe he enjoyed every last minute of it.

Mark Denny was behind bars for more than two decades after being being falsely identified.

Having been released, Denny and a group of 20 others, including his mother Elaine Denny, 65, and other family members walked straight to Dallas BBQ to celebrate.

If you're wondering what he ate, he opted for steak, ribs, rice and corn bread.


Credit: Splash News

Denny was convicted of the robbery and gang rape of an 18-year-old woman working at a Brooklyn-based Burger King restaurant in 1989.

But the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office reviewed his case and found he wasn't involved in the crime.

"I am feeling blessed and ready to carry on with my life as best as I can," Denny said at a press conference.

His mum, Elaine Silver, added: "He is still my baby. I am so joyful. This is a glorious moment for me and my children."

Good news, though sadly not all post-jail meals are as celebratory as this one.

America has a tradition of allowing inmates on death row to request whatever they like before they're put to death.

Credit: Georgia Department For Corrections

Back in May, J.W. 'Boy' Ledford, who was 20 years old when he stabbed his elderly neighbour to death in 1992, asked prison bosses for... well, actually it's a big ol' list so let me go head and start a whole new paragraph here.

A filet mignon wrapped in bacon with pepper jack cheese, large french fries, 10 chicken tenders with sauce, fried pork chops, a blooming onion, pecan pie with vanilla ice cream, sherbet and a Sprite.

Tasty.

Featured Image Credit: Splash News

Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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