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Essential California: He spent 39 years behind bars for murders he didn't commit. How he was finally freed

Essential California: He spent 39 years behind bars for murders he didn't commit. How he was finally freed

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Freed: The inside story of a Ventura County man who spent 39 years behind bars for murders officials now say he didn’t commit. A key break came by chance, when the detective discovered that the evidence boxes had not been destroyed but were sitting forgotten, intact and in storage. New tests found that a key piece of evidence used to...

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