The man, Jonathan Irons, was accused of shooting a white homeowner, Stanley Stotler, in the State of Missouri, in 1998. He was said to have shot the man twice during a break in.
Although Irons maintained innocence during trial, he was tried and convicted by an all-white jury for the burglary and shooting. Consequently, sentenced to 50 years in prison.
In her fight for Irons’ release, Moore put her career on hold, missing the WNBA seasons with Minnesota Lynx.
Her efforts paid off in March this year, when Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green overturned the 1998 conviction, ruling that prosecutors in the investigation had suppressed fingerprint evidence that would have strengthened Irons' defense.
That ruling was upheld by an Appeal Court in April and Iron left prison in July – 23 years after.
The couple married without announcement to the public but revealed their union in an interview on Good Morning America.
"We got married a couple months ago and we're excited to just continue this new chapter of life together."
Irons had proposed to Moore on July 1, the day he got out of prison. But they chose to keep the engagement a secret.
"Over the last 13 years we have just developed a friendship and just entered into this huge battle to get him home. And just over time it was pretty clear what the Lord was doing in our hearts and now we're sitting here today, starting a whole new chapter together," the two-time Olympic and World Champion, Moore, added.
The couple are currently working together to fight for reform in the American Justice system and are educating the public on getting involved through voting.
"Hopefully I can continue to do and whatever else, you know, that we can contribute to the fight because it's a big fight and the more hands involved makes the work easier. So we're doing our part," Irons said.