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WORLD CUP SPECIAL CENTRE PAGES PULL-OUT Match schedule Brazil captain NEYMAR USA & Chelsea defender MATT MIAZGA Mexico & West Ham’s JAVIER HERNANDEZ England’s RAHEEM STERLING & DANIEL STURRIDGE Brazil and Spurs' LUCAS MOURA – see page 8 FREE SCORE CHART Pages 4-5 GOOD NEWS See JUNE 2018 REBEL’S RETURN? Katy Perry page 3 ‘I FORGIVE THEM’ 30 years on death row for murders he didn’t do – yet this man forgives AP/CBN News ANTHONY Ray Hinton spent three decades on Alabama’s death row for crimes he did not commit – yet he has forgiven those who put him there. Thirty years waiting to be killed is a long time for bitterness to fester or revenge to be planned but Hinton is free of both, as well as jail. In 1985 he was convicted of the murders of two restaurant workers. Thirty years later his conviction was overturned and he walked free. In his new book, The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom On Death Row, Hinton shares how his faith sustained him as he waited to die in prison, and how it helped him forgive those who wrongfully prosecuted him. CBN News reports that the evidence used to convict Hinton was a set of bullets recovered from the crime scene. Investigators said the bullets matched a gun found at Hinton’s mother’s home, though ballistic testing on the gun was never carried out. The Equal Justice Initiative, which works to clear wrongfully convicted people, worked on Hinton’s case for 16 years. After a new trial, it was discovered that the bullets did not match. On April 3, 2015, the Supreme Court continued on page 6 POWER TO FORGIVE: Anthony Ray Hinton can forgive others because he’s experienced God’s forgiveness himself GOOD NEWS for a change!