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California Innocence Project helps free wrongly convicted man

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - An innocent man is free from prison and cleared of all charges thanks to the California Innocence Project.

Uriah Courtney spent eight years in prison on kidnapping and sexual assault charges. DNA testing eventually proved he did not commit the crime.

During a press conference Tuesday, Courtney got emotional while talking about looking toward the future.

"I just can't look back. I've got to focus on my future. And be thankful, you know, for every day of freedom that I have. I made a decision when I was in county fighting my case that I wasn't going to be angry and bitter, you know, at anybody," he said.

The California Innocence Project is run by the California Western School of Law here in San Diego.

To date, they've helped clear the names of more than 10 wrongly convicted people.

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