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US woman freed after 32 years in jail over killing

Published on Mar 26, 2014 2:16 PM

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A 74-year-old American woman who spent 32 years in jail for a killing she says she did not commit was freed on Tuesday, a court said.

Her freedom stems largely from the work of a group of law students.

Mary Virginia Jones was convicted in 1981 of homicide, kidnapping and robbery.

On Monday, Judge William Ryan of the Los Angeles Superior Court overturned her conviction and ordered her freed.

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