Malcolm Bryant dies at 42 after less than a year of freedom

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Malcolm and Michele 9-29-16 -- CROP Malcolm Bryant addresses a UB School of Law symposium on wrongful convictions on Sept. 29, 2016. Professor Michele Nethercott, director of UB’s Innocence Project Clinic, is at right.

Less than a year after he was freed from prison, Malcolm Jabbar Bryant died of a stroke a few weeks shy of his 43rd birthday.

Bryant died March 8, according to a notice from the Beverly D. Cromartie funeral home. Born April 6, 1974, Bryant was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Baltimore, the notice said.

Bryant, a client of UB Innocence Project Clinic director Michele Nethercott, spent nearly 18 years in prison before his convictions were vacated in May 2016.

He was convicted in 1999 in the murder of Toni Bullock, a 16-year-old girl who was repeatedly stabbed after she was dragged into an empty lot off Harford Road. Though four friends of Bryant’s testified that they’d been with…

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