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He spent 17 years in prison. For a murder he didn't commit. Now a 48-year-old Detroit man is - finally - free.
With the utterance by the judge of the simple words, "I will grant the people's motion. Mr. Ahmed the case against you is dismissed," Mubarez Ahmed became a free man.
It was an emotional moment for him. "I wanted to tear up." Ahmed said. But he maintained his composure in court.
Ahmed was convicted in 2002 on two counts of second degree murder. After two people were shot dead in their car on Detroit's west side.
But his conviction was vacated after the sole identifying witness recanted her testimony.
Twenty-five student attorneys at the University of Michigan's Innocence Clinic spent nine years working to get him out of prison.
It's a story I reported on on Fox News Headlines 24/7 on SiriusXM 115.