CHICAGO (CBS) — Just in time for the holidays.

A wrongly convicted man could finally be home from prison. His mother couldn’t be happier.

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“This is the happiest day of my life! It’s over!”

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Tears of joy inside the Leighton Courthouse Wednesday after the mother of Gerald Reed learned her son was granted a new trial.

Reed has been behind bars for 28 years serving a life sentence for a 1990 double murder. He claimed he was tortured into falsely confess sing under the command of disgraced former police commander Jon Burge.

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The judge will decide Friday whether to release Reed on bond pending his new trial.