The heartbreaking moment a man was acquitted after spending 18 years behind bars for a rape and murder he did not commit was caught on video.
In the video, Tomasz Komenda is seen shedding tears of relief as a panel of judges declared him innocent. Overcome with emotions, he cries and buries his face in his hands.
Mr Komenda was accused of raping a 15-year-old on New Year’s Eve in Poland in 1997. The victim was raped and murdered during a 1997 New Year party in south-western Poland. Court documents showed she died from blood loss and freezing temperatures. When police found her body, they initially predicted there were multiple suspects who left behind a large amount of evidence, including a woolly hat containing hairs and bite marks on the girl’s body. Mr Komenda was jailed several years after the crime, despite 12 people confirming his alibi that he was over two miles away from the scene at the time.