Exonerated ex-inmate Cody Marble freed from jail; supervision set

MISSOULA – A Missoula man who won a 14-year fight to erase a rape conviction was freed from jail last week and will spend another 200-plus days under state supervision, for a probation violation – but then he’ll be an entirely free man.

A state judge last Thursday placed Cody Marble on conditional release for 204 days, for the remainder of Marble’s sentence for a drug-possession charge while he was out on parole for the rape charge in 2013.

Marble told MTN News on Friday he still thinks the rest of the drug sentence should have been forgiven, when he was exonerated on the rape charge earlier this year.

But, he said being freed on conditional release until the sentence expires next May is the next best option.