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Christine could seek to prosecute Lee again, but he has acknowledged it would be very difficult given the passage of time. Lee's supporters expect he will live out his remaining years in freedom.
Monroe County District Attorney E. David Christine Jr., who prosecuted Lee in 1990, did not return a phone message seeking comment.
This undated file photo shows Han Tak Lee in Pennsylvania. district judge vacated Lee's state conviction and sentence on Friday, Aug. 8, 2014, agreeing with a magistrate's conclusion that the science underpinning the case has been discredited. On Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, the 79 year old Lee is scheduled to be released from a state prison in rural central Pennsylvania and then appear at a federal court hearing to determine the conditions of his release. (AP Photo/The Philadelphia Inquirer, Todd Buchanan, File)
"He needs to gather himself and calm down and think and understand this change in his life," Goldberger said. District Judge William Nealon threw out Lee's state conviction and sentence of life without parole this month and gave prosecutors 120 days to decide whether they want to retry him in the 1989 death of his daughter, 20 year old Ji Yun Lee.
Han Tak Lee, 79, walked out of a federal courthouse in Harrisburg after a judge released him on unsecured bond and restricted his travel to New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
At the time of his trial, investigators were taught that unusually hot and intense fires indicated the use of an accelerant and that arson could be confirmed by the presence of deep charring or shiny blistering of wood as well as "crazed glass," tiny fractures in windows. Research has since debunked these and other notions about arson.
1990 arson murder rap tossed man is set free
Lee is expected to live in an apartment for senior citizens in the Queens section of New York City, where he formerly lived and owned a clothing store.
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on now debunked arson science.
He thanked his legal team and supporters, saying he owed them "debts that cannot be repaid except by making the most of my renewed life."
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Lee has long argued that the 1989 fire that killed his mentally ill daughter at a religious retreat in the Pocono Mountains was accidental. Circuit Court of Appeals granted his request for an independent examination of evidence. That review, completed in June by Carlson, concluded that "much of what was presented to Lee's jury as science is now conceded to be little more than superstition."
"I'm finally free," Lee told reporters and supporters afterward, in comments translated by an interpreter. "It is difficult to think (of) all the past 25 years . of my life, even though I was innocent."
His attorney, Peter Goldberger, said Lee's first stop would be a medical and psychological checkup. He predicted Lee's adjustment to life outside prison will be challenging.
Lee's case is one of dozens around the Nike Jackets Women's country to come under scrutiny because of outdated beliefs about how arson can be detected.
arson science used to convict Lee was faulty but insist that other evidence points to his guilt. A county prosecutor plans to seek a review, suggesting it may ask a federal appeals court to overturn the decision to release Lee. Magistrate Judge Martin Carlson turned down Lee's request to thank him at the end of the bail hearing. "We are simply doing that which we are required to do," Carlson said. citizen about 30 years ago has never expressed bitterness toward his adopted country and has no plans to return to South Korea, Nike Dri Fit Hoodie Black
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