Judge tosses convictions in case championed by WNBA’s Moore

(AP) A Missouri judge has overturned the 1997 burglary and assault convictions of a man whose case has been championed by WNBA star and Jefferson City native Maya Moore.

Jonathon Irons is a family friend of Moore and she has helped draw attention to his attorneys’ efforts to get the case another look. A judge agreed there is enough evidence to prove he was wrongfully convicted in the non-fatal shooting of a homeowner in the St. Louis area. He could be released in a month unless prosecutors decide to retry him.

Moore says Irons was “over the moon” when she and others told him the good news.

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