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Flanked by attorneys Olga Akselrod, left, and Ameer Gado, right, George Allen Jr. walks out of the Cole County Courthouse after being released from custody Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012, in Jefferson City, Mo. A Cole County judge overturned a 95-year prison sentence Nov. 2 and ordered Allen's release after spending nearly three decades in prison on rape and murder convictions, ruling police had withheld evidence that raised questions about Allen's guilt.

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Convictions tossed, Missouri inmate gains freedom

A 56-year-old man imprisoned for nearly three decades for a 1982 rape and murder walked free after a judge ruled that St. Louis police hid or destroyed evidence that cast doubt on his guilt.


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