Mike Anderson -- Newly Freed from Prison -- and Family Take New York City

Courtesy LaQonna Anderson

It's been a whirlwind week for the Anderson family. On Monday a Mississippi County judge ordered Cornealious "Mike" Anderson be freed from prison. Within hours he was back home in Webster Groves, and hours after that he and his family were on a plane to New York City to do a flurry of media appearances. They've appeared on Today, on NPR's Tell Me More and their story (which was broken by Riverfront Times) has spread around the globe.

But between media appearances and interviews, the Andersons had the opportunity to enjoy the Big Apple, a city neither LaQonna nor Mike had ever visited. It was the Anderson kids' first time on a plane. We asked LaQonna if she had any pictures of her newly reunited family that she wanted to share with readers, and here's what she sent back.

Courtesy LaQonna Anderson

Courtesy LaQonna Anderson
Patrick Michael Megaro, Anderson's attorney; Mike and LaQonna Anderson, and Jaime Halscott, also an attorney who worked on the case.

The family returned late this week and are understandably eager to get back to life as usual.

In case you missed out, here's a complete archive of our coverage:

-- Original breaking story
-- Cornealious "Mike" Anderson: An Epilogue to the RFT Story Featured On This American Life
-- Petition Asks MO Attorney General Chris Koster to Release Cornealious "Mike" Anderson

-- Mike Anderson Officially Asks Gov. Jay Nixon for Clemency, Rebuts AG Chris Koster
-- Mike Anderson Sues MO Department of Corrections, Asks for Immediate Release
-- Cornealious Michael Anderson III, Freed from Prison, Reunites with Family

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