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District Judge Joseph Weatherby just came back in. Asked everyone to check their cell phones and then, leaned back in his chair to check his own.
Masters just walked in, wearing a blue blazer and gold tie. He had a small smile on his face. The family began filing in, about 50 of them. They’re stacked deep – almost all the way to the court reporter.
Cameras continued to fire away at them. The judge then listened to Special Prosecutor Michael Goodbee.
“The results of the these DNA tests have been confirmed in large part by the (CBI) very recently and we feel, given this new evidence and given the impact of it, the people’s motion in this case is in the best interest justice,” he said.
After a few more words and no objections from Masters’ attorneys, the judge vacated the murder conviction and sentence.
Masters is a free man – until Feb. 5 when he has to appear in court again.
Timothy Masters addressed the media shortly after the judge's decision was announced. "I'm a little overwhelmed here, so bear with me'' he said, thanking his friends, family "who stuck with me all these years." He also thanked the media from bringing his story to light. Then, he added: "I love this suit and tie."