DNA evidence frees California man imprisoned for decades


              In this photo provided by Cal State LA, Maurice Hastings, center, appears at a news conference with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, right, to announce he was released after 38 years in prison due to a erroneous conviction, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Los Angeles. (J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by Cal State LA, Maurice Hastings listens at a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court where a judge dismissed his conviction for murder after new DNA evidence exonerated him, Oct. 20, 2022, in Los Angeles. (J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by Cal State LA, Maurice Hastings, left, appears at a news conference with Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon, not pictured, to announce he was released after 38 years in prison due to an erroneous conviction, Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Los Angeles. (J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by Cal State LA, Maurice Hastings smiles at a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court where a judge dismissed his conviction for murder after new DNA evidence exonerated him, Oct. 20, 2022, in Los Angeles. (J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA via AP)
            
              In this photo provided by Cal State LA, Maurice Hastings hears instructions at a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court where a judge dismissed his conviction for murder after new DNA evidence exonerated him, Oct. 20, 2022, in Los Angeles. (J. Emilio Flores/Cal State LA via AP)
DNA evidence frees California man imprisoned for decades