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Two years after release, Kerry Porter still seeks justice

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - He spent nearly 15 years in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit. Now, two years after earning his freedom, Kerry Porter says there are still unanswered questions.

This month marks the second anniversary of Kerry Porter being released from prison. He now says someone has to be responsible.

Kerry Porter remembers exactly how much time he spent in prison. "14 years, 10 months and 21 days" Porter says, "39 days short of 15 flat years."

That's how much time Kerry Porter spent in prison for a crime he says he didn't commit. "Tyrone Camp was killed December 27th of 1996" he says "and they indicted me in February 20th of 1997."

Porter was eventually cleared in 2011, but after two years of freedom says there's something missing. "I think it's unfair to me and moreover the Camp family that no one has been held accountable for Tyrone Camp's murder" Porter says.

These days, Porter spends a lot of his free time looking for answers in these court documents and old news clippings, because he says his freedom proves someone got away with murder.

"Well, so far they have" he says, "if I got exonerated and cleared by the commonwealth attorney's office then that only suggest that there is a murderer out there."

Sgt. Donny Burbrink III with LMPD's cold case homicide unit says he can't talk about suspects, but despite the time lapse, Tyrone Camp's murder is still a solvable case.

"I think with a little bit of help every case that we have is a solvable case" Burbrink says "we just need to be pointed in the right direction from anybody who knows anything about the case."

If and when that does happen, Kerry Porter says he'll be just as excited as he was when he was released from prison.

"When they indict whoever is responsible for Tyrone's murder, I will seriously jump for joy and do a backwards flip" Porter says.

Kerry Porter has filed a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the city and metro police. 

Meanwhile, detectives say it's still not too late and want to hear from anyone with information about the case at 574-LMPD.

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