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10. Andrew Babick

Andrew Babick was wrongfully convicted of setting a house fire that resulted in the deaths of two young children in 1995. Nearly 20 years later, the circuit court judge vacated his conviction and granted him a new trial, after the Innocence Clinic demonstrated at an evidentiary hearing that Andrew’s conviction was based entirely on junk science. Andrew wished to return home to his family as soon as possible and not take the risks associated with a new trial. Therefore, he pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter in exchange for a sentence of time-served. He was freed from prison in February 2015.

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Babick Court Opinion Granting New Trial.
Battle Creek Enquirer: "Babick enters plea in 1995 deaths of boys and is freed
The Daily Mail: "Man, 48, sentenced to life for killing two young brothers in 1995 fire embraces his family as he is freed after 'faulty science' led cops to believe the blaze was arson"

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