CHESTER, IL (KPLR) - With his family by his side and huge grin on his face Alprentiss Nash, 37 had his first taste of freedom since 1997. Nash was arrested just days after the home invasion shooting death of a south side Chicago man. It was a ski mask left at the crime scene that eventually cleared his name.
New DNA testing showed skin cells from the mask did not match Nash, but pointed to another man. Nash always believed this day would come.
"I just didn't know when, at some point in my life, I just didn't know when." said Alprentiss Nash.
A lot has changed since Nash was locked up, his son is now a grown man and his mother is gone but he says he is not angry or bitter about his lost years.
"I can't make up it up. I can only move forward." said Alprentiss Nash.