A man convicted of murder in 1998 and sentenced to life without parole was released from prison after being exonerated with the help of Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders law firm and the Georgia Innocence Project (GIP).

Devonia Inman was found guilty of robbing and killing Donna Brown, the night manager at Taco Bell in Adel, a town in southwest Georgia near Moultrie, when she closed the restaurant after midnight on September 19, 1998, so the GIP website. Along with $ 1,700 in cash, her car was stolen and later found abandoned with a distinctive homemade ski mask inside.