UPDATE: 4:13 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A 48-year-old Chicago area man has been freed from prison after 29 years – now that the Cook County State’s Attorney has dropped the charges against him for the 1984 murder of a teenage girl.
At the center of this: the murder of 15-year-old Kristina Hickey of Park Forest.
Her body was found in the fall of 1984 – and another teenager, Christopher Abernathy, was arrested and then convicted – and sentenced to life in prison.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says last year, DNA evidence showed Abernathy was not a match.