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Prosecutors told the judge they were convinced that the lone eyewitness to the 1993 shooting had lied at Smith’s trial, naming him as the gunman. Smith maintained he was at his grandmother’s house when the shooting occurred several blocks away.
After Schnegg announced her decision, the courtroom erupted in applause, cheers and shouts of "We love you" as Smith smiled broadly. The judge thanked the crowd for their "enthusiasm" and the lawyers for both sides for "the opportunity to do justice."