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Last week we brought you the story of a Morgan county man who spent the last three years in jail awaiting trial for a crime he was ultimately found not guilty of. Chris McGinnis was accused of first degree sodomy. A serious charge to say the least. Unable to post bond, McGinnis sat behind bars for 38 months awaiting trial. But after less than an hour of deliberations, a jury of his peers found him not guilty. You would think that Mr. McGinnis would be demanding compensation for his lost years. Instead he is grateful. In published reports, McGinnis says he found the lord in jail and as a result used his time behind bars to turn his life around. McGinnis was no boy scout - he had been previously arrested previously for burglary, arson, and stealing a car. How many sit in jail, biding their time, making no changes in their lives, and blaming others for their problems? Mr. McGinnis was no role model before going to jail, but has an opportunity to be one now that he is out. I for one hope he lives the faith he says he found behind bars.
I'm WAFF 48 General Manager Vanessa Oubre and that's My Take what's yours?
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