Jefferson County Commonwealth's Attorney David Stengel said Tuesday that Edwin A. Chandler was innocent of the 1993 slaying of a convenience store clerk. Another man has been indicted in the killing.
Chandler's attorney, Marguerite Thomas, says a fingerprint on a beer bottle at the scene, along with two witnesses who came forward, cleared Chandler. Chandler was paroled in 2002.
Stengel offered his apologies, and said he hoped to help him receive restitution from the state.
A judge overturned Chandler's conviction Tuesday afternoon.
(This version corrects the number of years that Chandler was incarcerated.))