Video: Boxer Yathomas Riley Leaves Jail After New Times Stories Clear Murder Charges
Yathomas Riley leaves jail on Friday.
photo by Jacob Katel
For two years, boxer Yathomas Riley sat in Miami jail cells awaiting trial on an attempted murder charge. Prosecutors said he'd shot his ex-girlfriend Koketia King in a jealous rage in 2010, derailing his promising career as a fighter.
But a series of stories from Miami New Times staff writer Michael E. Miller began unraveling the case earlier this year; on Friday, prosecutors abruptly dropped all charges against Riley, crediting Miller's reporting for unearthing new evidence. New Times was there when Riley left jail on Friday to meet a jubilant crowd of family and friends. Click through for video and the close-out memo from prosecutors.
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