Chinese man found innocent after 17 years in jail for wife's death: Xinhua
BEIJING (AFP) - A Chinese man who served 17 years in prison for killing his wife has been declared innocent in the country's latest wrongful conviction case, state media reported Wednesday.
Mr Yu Yingsheng was freed after an appeals court in the eastern province of Anhui ruled the evidence had been inadequate for a guilty verdict, the official Xinhua news agency said.
His wife was murdered in late 1996 and Mr Yu was convicted of homicide, with the verdict upheld on appeal. Mr Yu and his father pressed further appeals until the provincial high court ordered a retrial this May.
Mr Yu's 17 years in jail have left him in poor health, Xinhua cited a local police source as saying.