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Man freed after 31 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit

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DALLAS,TX (AP) -

A man who spent 31 years in prison for a crime he did not commit is free. Ricky Dale Wyatt was 25 years old when he was sentenced to 99 years in prison for rape. Wyatt and his lawyer always insisted he did not match the physical description of the suspect.

With the help of The Innocence Project of Texas enough evidence was found this year to match Wyatt's claim. A judge reviewed the case and vacated Wyatt's conviction.

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