Daily Trib Steven Avery 9 12 2003 pg1

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Daily Trib Steven Avery 9 12 2003 pg1 - Man wrongly imprisoned enjoys freedom DNA...
Man wrongly imprisoned enjoys freedom DNA evidence proved his innocence STANLEY (AP) - Steven Avery savored a lunch of ribs Thursday, one of his first wishes after spending 18 years imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. Sunshine drenched his face and the summer breeze blew through his graying beard as he left the Stanley Correctional Institution in northwestern Wisconsin. He and his family stopped for ribs as they headed home to Two Rivers in eastern Wisconsin. "I feel terrific. The wind, no bars, no fences. I figured this day would come sooner or later," Avery said, his blue eyes shining. Avery; now 43, was sentenced to 32 years in prison Steven Avery in 1985 on charges of first-degree sexual assault, attempted murder and false imprisonment stemming from the attack on a jogger near Two Rivers. He ws released from prison after a Manitowoc County judge ruled Wednesday that DNA evidence proved Avery's innocence and linked the crime to another man serving a 60-year sentence for a different sexual assault and kidnapping. "The system sucks. It needs to be fixed," Avery said. "I lost my marriage, my kids and my family." At the time of the attack, Avery was married with five children, including twin sons born six days before his arrest. He was divorced after going to prison. Avery said he had no immediate plans other than to return home to Two Rivers and possibly work in his father's salvage yard. He had difficulty describing how it felt to be free. See FREEDOM2A

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  2. 12 Sep 2003, Fri,
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