A Chicago man who spent nearly 20 years behind bars for a murder in 2003 has been released after his identical twin confessed to the crime.
Kevin Dugar was released from the Cook County jail on Tuesday night and reunited with his family as a free man.
In 2003, Dugar was convicted for a murder in Chicago. His twin brother, Karl Smith, confessed to being the culprit 10 years later in a letter he wrote to Dugar.
The judge granted his release pending trial on a signature bond and he walked out into the open air and breathed his first breaths as a free man in almost 20 years Safer said.