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A Colorado judge Tuesday threw out Tim Masters' 1999 murder conviction after DNA evidence pointed to another suspect, and Masters was freed after spending nine years behind bars.

Cheers and applause erupted as Masters walked out of court with his attorneys David Wymore and Maria Liu.

A jury convicted Masters 12 years after the discovery of the mutilated corpse of Peggy Hettrick, 37, in a field near his trailer. Masters was 15 at the time of the slaying. Read full article »

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