Man who spent 20 years in prison released after twin brother admitted to crime 1

Man who spent 20 years in prison released after twin brother admitted to crime

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An American, Kevin Dugar has been released from prison 20 years after his twin brother confessed to committing the crime, he was convicted for.

According to the New York Post, Dugar was released from Cook County Jail in Chicago on Tuesday night.

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Dugar had spent the last two decades in prison after being convicted in the 2003 fatal shooting of a rival gang member.

But the case was called into question when his twin brother, Karl Smith, came forward in 2016 to confess that he was responsible for the deadly shooting.

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However, a judge ruled that Smith’s admission wasn’t credible and declined to offer his twin a new trial.

The judge affirmed that Smith, who was already serving a 99-year sentence for a home invasion that left a child shot in the head, had nothing to lose by confessing to committing the crime.

Another judge recently reviewed Dugar’s case after the Center on Wrongful Convictions at Northwestern University appealed it.

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