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Man Freed After Serving 10 Years For Murder He Didn’t Commit

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Jonathan Moore, 30, was freed from prison on March 6, 2012, after a judge vacated his murder and attempted convictions, because police and prosecutors now say someone else committed the crimes. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Jonathan Moore, 30, was freed from prison on March 6, 2012, after a judge vacated his murder and attempted convictions, because police and prosecutors now say someone else committed the crimes. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

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AURORA, Ill. (AP) – Kane County prosecutors say asking a judge to vacate a man’s 2002 murder conviction was “the right thing to do.”

Judge Tim Sheldon agreed Tuesday to vacate the conviction of 30-year-old Jonathan Moore of Aurora.

Moore was convicted in the 2000 shooting death of a Montgomery man and the attempted murder of a second victim.

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Aurora police say they received information from an informant last year that someone else committed the crimes.

Police found new witnesses who hadn’t testified at trial and brought new information to prosecutors.

Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon says asking for the conviction to be vacated is “about justice, not a conviction.”

A newly freed Moore thanked his supporters outside of the courtroom.

No one else has been charged in connection with the killing.

(TM and © Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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