We explore Jonathan Irons’ age after he appeared on Good Morning America.
On 10 March 2021, basketball star Maya Moore and her husband Jonathan Irons appeared on Good Morning America. The couple opened up on Irons’ time spent wrongfully behind bars.
Jonathan Irons spent 23 years of his life behind bars, leading to questions about his age.
Jonathan Irons: Age
Jonathan Irons will be 41 years old in 2021. It is unconfirmed his exact year of birth.
In a New York Times article published in 1 July 2020, they state that Irons was 40. This would mean that come 1 July 2021, Irons will be 41 years of age.
Why was Jonathan Irons in jail?
Jonathan Irons was facing a 50-year prison sentence. He was convicted in 1998 for the burglary and non-fatal shooting of a Missouri homeowner, Stanley Stotler.
Irons has always protested his innocence. He was convicted at the age of 18.
In March 2020, a judge overturned the guilty verdict of Jonathan Irons. A large part of this move can be attributed to Maya Moore’s petitioning.
How did Maya Moore meet Jonathan Irons?
Maya Moore and Jonathan Irons met when she was just 18 years old. She was part of a family friends’ prison ministry program.
The two met in 2007.
Ever since that day, Moore has been seeking Irons’ freedom. Maya Moore even started a Change.org petition, which was signed over 271,000 times, requesting Irons’ release from prison.
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