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Man convicted in 1970 Arizona fire set free

Man convicted in 1970 Arizona fire set free

CREATED Apr 3, 2013

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

PHOENIX (AP) - A man who did more than 40 years in prison in a deadly Tucson fire says he spent his first hours of freedom enjoying a hike and a burger from a fast-food joint.
   
Louis Taylor was released Tuesday after doubts about his conviction surfaced and he entered a no-contest plea.
   
At a news conference, Taylor fought back tears as he looked back on his case and talked about his newfound freedom, including his visit to an In-N-Out Burger.
   
He said the world has changed since he went to prison. He noted that "they only had 8 tracks in 1970," and said he struggled to use what he called an "Apple telephone."
   
The 1970 fire killed 29 people, and Taylor was given a life sentence.

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