Man released from prison after 20 years after witnesses recant, judge tosses conviction
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Matt Sopron

via WGN:

CHICAGO —- (WGN) -- The mother of a murdered Chicago girl was outraged after charges in her daughter’s killing were dropped.

Matt Sopron, 45, was released from prison Tuesday after more than 20 years. Witnesses testified he ordered a 1995 gang hit that mistakenly took the lives of two 13-year-old girls—Carrie Hovel and Helena Martin. Those witnesses have since recanted, and a judge tossed out his murder conviction.

Hovel’s mother, Donna Holinger, said the justice system has failed them.

Relatives said the holidays are always the toughest, especially this year.

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