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01/22/08 - Fort Collins, CO

DNA Evidence Prompts Colorado Judge To Release Convicted Murderer

Timothy Masters at a news conference Tuesday morning shortly after his conviction and sentence was overturned. Timothy Masters at a news conference Tuesday morning shortly after his conviction and sentence was overturned.

A convicted murderer has just been released from prison now that new DNA evidence points to another suspect.

Tim Masters served nearly a decade in prison for the 1987 murder of  37 year old Peggy Hettrick.

Masters, now 35, was 15 at the time of the murder.

Masters is not out of the woods just yet. A Colorado judge released him on a 200-thousand-dollars personal recognizance bond, and he has another hearing on February 5th.

Prosecutors must decide whether to try him again, but a legal analyst says that's unlikely considering what new test results showed.

DNA found on Hettrick's clothing was not from Masters.

Story courtesy of the Associated Press.

Story posted by Cathryn Khalil, kltv.com.

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