BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Ronald D. Qualls was released from prison on Wednesday, after both the District Attorney's office and the defense team appealed his convictions in Suffolk Superior Court.
The 48-year-old was twice convicted of first-degree murder in the 1992 deaths of Roosevelt "Tony" Price, and his brother Ronald "Dallas" Price in Roxbury.
In February, both Suffolk District Attorney Rachel Rollins's office and Quall's defense team agreed the convictions should be dismissed based on new DNA evidence.
Superior Court Judge Christine M. Roach call it "a somewhat unusual proceeding where the Commonwealth is joining in all of the defense pleadings."
The Judge said in February that there were "allegations of an ineffective investigations, or police misconduct hovering in the background here."
The Innocence Program at Boston College took up Quall's case three years ago after new DNA evidence revealed he was wrongfully convicted of the double-murder charges.
Outside the jail, Qualls posed for a photo with friend and family.
"Feels good," he said. "It's a little strange, haven't been out for a long time. But I'll figure it out. I'm trying to find a job somewhere in the area that I'm going to, and work and sit down and enjoy the rest of these years of my life."