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12 years after reporters help prove man's innocence, prosecutors finally dismiss conviction
In December 2001, the Chicago Tribune published a five-part series, “Cops and Confessions,” with one of the installments highlighting the case of Daniel Taylor, an inmate serving a life sentence without parole for a double murder he didn't commit. Nearly 12 years later, on June 28th, 2013, Cook County prosecutors would admit the truth and dismiss his conviction. Daniel, who was arrested at age 17, was released at age 38, having spent more than 20 years behind bars.