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Barry Beach freed from prison


November 20, 2015

DEER LODG (AP) — The latest in the clemency request from a Montana man convicted in a 1979 murder he has long denied (all times local):

Barry Beach has walked out of the Montana State Prison after serving three decades behind bars for a 1979 killing that he long denied.

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock signed a clemency order allowing his release Friday.

Flanked by supporters, the 53-year-old Beach told reporters he expected "a lot of healing and a lot of tears" during the four-hour drive back to his Billings home.

Beach described the moment of his release as "surreal" and said he didn...

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