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(Via NBCWashington.com)

Man convicted in 1981 Rock Creek Park rape, slaying

A judge in D.C. ordered a man who spent 28 years in prison for a rape and murder to be released immediately, after DNA testing showed he is innocent.

Donald Eugene Gates, 58, is expected to be released Tuesday from a prison in Arizona, prosecutors said. He will be given a bus ticket to Ohio, where he’s originally from, winter clothes and $75.

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