A Norfolk man is spending decades in prison for a crime someone else has admitted to since it happened.
"Time and time I admit it," Glenn "Geno" Payne told NewsChannel 3. "To this day I admit it."
For 21 years, Payne has said he fired the gun in the August 4, 1993 drive-by shooting on the corner of Ball Avenue and South Lakeland Drive in Norfolk.
No one was killed, and no one was injured.
"I shot in the air," said Payne. "Just to scare them. Let them know, and drove on by."
However, 39-year-old Bobbie Morman, Jr. is serving a 48-year-long prison sentence for the crime.
"I`ve been locked up 21 years August 5th for something I didn`t even do at all," Morman told NewsChannel 3 during a phone interview from Wallen Ridge State Prison.
Morman has been in prison for the shooting since he was 18.
"I can't touch and hug my son," said his father, Bobbie Morman, Sr.
"It's heartbreaking when we go to the prison, and I have to leave him behind," said Bobbie Morman's mother, Mary. "I just want to take his hand and bring him home, but I can't do that."
"I know the truth," said his brother Tony Morman.
Bobbie Morman admits that he was no saint before all this.
As a teen in the early 1990s, he was convicted of having a gun on school property and attempted malicious wounding.
He owned up to those crimes, but he has always said he had nothing to do with the crime that put him in prison.
So has his friend Geno Payne, who admitted to the shooting at court hearings, the trial and Morman's sentencing.
"No one was shot. No one was hurt," said Payne. "It`s just a little bit of gun play. Bullets in the air. Pow. That`s all it was."
Not the jury, or the courts our authorities acted on Payne's admission.
"I have never gotten charged," Payne said.
On the night of the shooting, three people in their teens and early 20s were sitting in front of a house on South Lakeland. It was well after 9 p.m. when the three said they saw a car with several people inside slowly drove by. They said they saw Bobbie Morman, a known enemy of theirs, reach his arm out of the car and shoot at them.
At the trial, Mike Altoveros, one of the so-called targets, said "I figured it was Bobby", but later said he did get a good look at Bobbie Morman's face.
However, when Bobbie Morman's attorney asked "can you say under oath who fired the gun?" Altoveros said "not exactly."
Everyone in the car with Payne that night, including Morman's brother Tony, testified Bobbie Morman was never with them.
"They confused me with him," said Tony Morman. "I was sitting forward and I felt somebody behind the seat reach their hand out shot in the air."
"That was Geno," Tony Morman said.
Another man testified that he and Bobbie Morman were playing video games at a 7-Eleven on Norview Avenue, which is roughly three blocks from the scene of the shooting.