HONOLULU (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a man released from prison immediately after his attorneys presented new evidence and argued that he didn’t commit the crimes he was convicted of and spent more than 20 years locked up for: the 1991 murder, kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman visiting Hawaii.

Albert “Ian” Schweitzer, who was convicted in 2000 and sentenced to 130 years in prison, should be “released from his shackles immediately,” Judge Peter Kubota ruled.

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Larry Skow

DA/Detectives need to be held personally accountable and pay the men damages. They knew evidence didn't fit the 3. Perjury was involved here by all involved on DA side

Ar223

If this country is palnning on pay reperations to proclaimed decendants of slaves for false imprisionment, what is this man going to get?

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