A Michigan man who spent twenty six years in prison for the deaths of his wife and two daughters is looking to move forward. According to the Associated Press, fifty nine year old David Gavitt is a free man, after a prosecutor agreed that the evidence behind his arson conviction is no longer credible. However, the state of Michigan is challenging Gavitt’s claim under Michigan’s Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act, which would award Gavitt $50,000 for each year in prison. So far, Judge Michael Talbot is siding with the state’s argument that it’s still uncertain what Gavitt was doing, in 1985 on the night of the fire.

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