CHICAGO (CBS) — Just in time for the holidays.
A wrongly convicted man could finally be home from prison. His mother couldn’t be happier.READ MORE: Evacuation Order Remains In Effect Within 1 Mile Of Rockton Chemical Plant Fire
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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.MORE NEWS: Chicago’s Speed Cameras Churn Out Hundreds Of Thousands Of Tickets After Rule Change
The judge will decide Friday whether to release Reed on bond pending his new trial.