In 1992, Fernando Bermudez was convicted of shooting a teenager outside of a New York City night club.
Eyewitness misidentification played a big role in his conviction and after 18 years in prison, the conviction was tossed in 2009.
“This court wishes to express its profound regret over the past 18 years. I hope for you a better future,” New York Supreme Court Justice John Cataldo said.
Bermudez reached a $4.5 million wrongful conviction settlement with New York in 2015 and most recently inspired a play “
Pedro Castillo is Innocent”
by Claude Solnik playing Feb. 4 – Feb. 14 in New York City.
Bermudez will be taking your questions Thursday, Feb. 4 on our
page. Get started by leaving your questions in the comments below!