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Richard Phillips shows his order of dismissal of homicide charges against him in Judge kevin Cox's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Phillips, whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison, was exonerated Wednesday and won't face a second trial. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)
Richard Phillips shows his order of dismissal of homicide charges against him in Judge kevin Cox's courtroom at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice in Detroit on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Phillips, whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison, was exonerated Wednesday and won't face a second trial. (Max Ortiz/Detroit News via AP)

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Man exonerated after 45 years in prison

Richard Phillips was exonerated after a judge threw out his murder conviction. When he went in, the Detroit man was 27. He turns 72 next month.

Man exonerated after 45 years in prison

Richard Phillips was exonerated after a judge threw out his murder conviction. When he went in, the Detroit man was 27. He turns 72 next month.