Two Freed in Austin After a Decade Behind Bars


Robert Springsteen and Michael Scott were freed on bond yesterday in Austin, after serving 10 years Texas prisons for murders they say they didn’t commit. New DNA test results from the crime scene point to an unknown male – excluding Springsteen and Scott – and the two were freed by an Austin judge when prosecutors said they needed to delay a pending retrial for several more months.

“It’s wonderful, and I’d like to thank God and my family and my attorney for this opportunity," Springsteen said in a news conference outside the courthouse Wednesday afternoon.

Read more about their case here

. (KXAN, 06/24/09)

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