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Wrongfully accused man wants justice

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Portier Govan was released from jail Monday after serving seven months for a crime he did not commit. Portier Govan was released from jail Monday after serving seven months for a crime he did not commit.
MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) – A man who spent several months in jail for a crime he did not commit is hoping justice will be served on the man who falsely accused him.

Portier Govan was released from jail Monday after serving seven months behind bars on an attempted murder charge.

Govan said a man who had a grudge against him told police he shot him, but that was not true.

"The judge even said when he was telling that story, the judge even said, ‘There's something that you ain't telling me,'" said Govan.

Months into the investigation it was revealed Christopher Allen had shot himself and made up the story.

"Why should I sit up here and have to sit down for something that I didn't do and ya'll know he's sitting there telling a lie," said Govan.

Portier is no angel. He has previously served 32 months in jail for various crimes.

During that time behind bars, Portier was committed to turning his life around and staying out of trouble.

Instead, after seven months of freedom he found himself falsely accused and back behind bars.

Donna Govan is grateful that investigators were able to uncover the truth and set her son free.

But now she wants police to arrest Christopher Allen and make him pay for the months she was without her son.

"I'm very grateful because justice was done on his end but I really want to see justice done on Mr. Allen's end as well, so he cannot go around put charges on people and it's okay," said Donna Govan.

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