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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. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP