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“That’s what everyone wants, to have him home for the holidays,” said assistant federal public defender Michael Wiseman, who assisted with Yarris’ efforts to win his freedom.

Yarris could not speak publicly after yesterday’s hearing in Media because he was quickly transported to the State Correctional Institution Greene in Waynesburg.

“He was very happy, but he didn’t get to walk out of the courtroom, so it was a little anticlimactic,” Wiseman said. “But he said he had no bitterness toward anyone involved in it all. He was quite gracious. I’m not sure I would be so gracious.”

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Yarris was scheduled to stand trial a second time in January on charges that he assaulted and fatally stabbed Linda Mae Craig, 32, of Boothwyn, after abducting the mother of three from a shopping mall in December 1981. Prosecutors argued that he killed her because canada goose outlet hong kong she resembled a girlfriend who’d dumped canada goose factory outlet him.

That conviction was vacated in September, however, after DNA tests showed that traces of semen found on Craig’s underwear, and skin found under Craig’s fingernails and on gloves near her body, could not have come from Yarris.

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“They have not uncovered enough information to proceed against canada goose outlet black friday sale Mr. Yarris,” he said. “In fairness to Mr. Yarris, we requested that the prosecution be dismissed. The appellate process has worked in this instance.”

At a news conference after the hearing, Delaware County District Attorney G. Michael Green said he might be willing to offer an apology on behalf of his office to Yarris “in a private way.” But he and Brielmann canada goose outlet vancouver would not canada goose outlet orlando go so far as to call the case a miscarriage of justice.

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