Ohio Man Forgiving For Arrest In Twin's Death

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Columbus, Ohio (AP) -- An Ohio man cleared in the slaying of his identical twin says he forgives police and prosecutors who investigated and tried him and plans to sue authorities over his arrest.

Derris Lewis says he lost his freedom and the chance to start his for education at Ohio State when he was arrested in January 2008.

The 19-year-old Lewis says he made it through 18 months in jail by reading the Bible, reading and praying.

His brother, 17-year-old Dennis Lewis died defending his mother during an apparent robbery at her home in a tough Columbus neighborhood.

Police say they had presumed a palm print of Derris Lewis found at the scene was made in blood.

A test on Thursday found there was no blood on the print.

Lewis says he will dedicate his life to finding his brother's killer

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Carlene Location: Parkersburg on Aug 10, 2009 at 10:37 AM
    He's suing for the lost eighteen months of his life. He's not holding the people involved personally responsible, just the system.
  • by Holly Location: parkersburg on Aug 9, 2009 at 02:34 PM
    If he is forgiving everyone then why is he proceeding with a lawsuit? Doesnt sound like forgiveness to me.
  • by stacy on Aug 9, 2009 at 01:15 PM
    And just how the the government plan to give him those 18 months of his life back???? He will always be labeled because of his face all over tv ? How can you fix that! START DOING YOUR JOB !! CORRECTLY!
  • by uh... on Aug 9, 2009 at 04:41 AM
    why is columbus, ohio making the front news of a west virginian newspaper? has the mov became a suburb of columbus now?
  • by nise Location: columbus ohio on Aug 8, 2009 at 10:59 AM
    Prayer always prvails .Dont give up on god anything is possible.Keep the faith as Darris did in his situation.When you have faith in god and submitt to his will god will set you free even when your situation looks bleek.The justice system is not for the innocent as we think it is and thats all over the world not just here in the united states.Read the bible and you will see the justice system will eventually turn against the people.Only god will be the judege and the jury as in this case
  • by Anonymous on Aug 7, 2009 at 07:21 PM
    That just shows how the justice system is these days.I am so sorry for your loss.Good luck on finding your brothers murderer
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