Monday, September 12, 2011
James Bain marries two years after exoneration
Reported by BayNews9 Tampa Bay
By Kristy Wolski, Reporter
Polk County native James Bain made headlines when he was freed from prison nearly two years ago.
Bain spent 35 years behind bars -- for a crime he didn't commit.
DNA evidence finally cleared the wrongly convited man. Saturday evening, Bain started another chapter of his life and got married.
As a free man, Bain said he makes the most of everyday.
"This is a totally different day. It seems to be almost more hectic then the day I got out," Bain said. "Much more hectic."
Bain said he met his wife, Mallelin, at his sister's job and it was love at first sight.
Bain has come a long way from his arrest and wrongful conviction for the rape of a young Polk County boy.
He is the 246th person in the nation to be exonerated by DNA evidence. Of those 246, he served the longest prison term.
Original article is here.