In 1993 Eddie Ryder was granted executive clemency and freed by Governor Casey for a 1974 Philadelphia, PA, prison murder he did not commit. Centurions’ investigation yielded an eyewitness to the crime who identified the real murderers. The victim’s family and Philadelphia sheriff, John Green, joined Centurion in successfully lobbying for Ryder’s clemency. Subsequent to his release, Ryder’s conviction was thrown out in 1996 due to prosecutorial misconduct.
Eddie lives and works in central Pennsylvania.
First Day Of Freedom Brings Sweet Surprise for Inmate
By Howard Goodman
The Philadelphia Inquirer
October 1, 1993