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2 Men in Reversed 1990s Murder Case Freed From Prison


newyork1Two men whose convictions in a double killing 25 years ago were recently thrown out have been released from prison.

Kevin Baker and Sean Washington celebrated with family and friends who had waited for hours Wednesday outside of New Jersey State Prison in Trenton.

A state appeals court had ruled last month that newly developed evidence cast doubt on the guilty verdicts against the pair, who were convicted of killing two people outside a Camden housing project in January 1995. The Camden County Prosecutor’s office announced earlier this month that it would not seek to retry the men.

Read more on NBC New York

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