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Former NYC Businessman's Arson-Murder Conviction Overturned

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A former New York businessman convicted of arson-murder was freed from prison this week after spending 24 years behind bars.

A U.S. District judge threw out 79-year-old Han Tak Lee's conviction because the science used to convict him has since been discredited.

He was serving life without parole in a Pennsylvania prison for the 1989 fire that killed his 20-year-old daughter.

He plans to live in Flushing now that he is out.

Prosecutors say they will likely appeal the decision, saying they have other evidence suggesting it was arson.

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