Wednesday, October 29, 2008

LA Man Cleared of Murder After 10 Years in Prison

(AP) - A judge on Tuesday dismissed charges against a man who had spent a decade in prison for murder until his conviction was overturned.

Prosecutors told the judge they wouldn't retry the case against Mario Rocha because they couldn't locate crucial eyewitnesses.

"I'm like a butterfly coming out of its cocoon," said Rocha, who was surrounded by family and friends who moments earlier had erupted into applause in court. "It's a big sense of relief."

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