Freed After 22 Years

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A Georgia man is now a free man thanks to a Boise State professor. Willie "Pete" Williams was released from prison this morning after spending the last 22 years behind bars for a crime he didn't commit. Greg Hampikian a Boise State professor who's part of Idaho's innocence project did D.N.A. tests in the case that cleared Williams. He said Williams was convicted in 1985 for kidnapping and rape. "And here it is 2007 and we can go back and in a week determine that person is innocent. It's phenomenally exciting." said Hampikian. And Williams exclaimed, "I can't even explain it. Not even words. Fantastic." Williams said he relied on faith and family while in prison praying one day he would be freed. He said the thing he's looking forward to the most is a bath.