A Montana man who spent three decades behind bars for a murder he says he did not commit walked out of prison Friday after the governor granted his clemency request.
Barry Beach, 53, told reporters gathered outside the Montana State Prison's front door that the moment was "surreal."
"I knew it was going to be here someday," Beach said. "The good Lord in heaven has always assured me that I'd reach this point. I never dreamed it was going to take this long."
He added there would be "a lot of healing and a lot of tears" during the four-hour drive to his Billings home, and he thanked Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock for keeping his...