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Man cleared of murder charge after spending six years in prison

Douglas County prosecutors have dropped their charges against Michael Hansen. His murder conviction was overturned in light of new evidence that his three-month-old daughter died of accidental suffocation. Hansen says he can't get his six years back and just wants to move on with his life.
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Douglas County prosecutors have dropped their charges against Michael Hansen. His murder conviction was overturned in light of new evidence that his three-month-old daughter died of accidental suffocation. Hansen says he can't get his six years back and just wants to move on with his life.

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