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Richard LaFuente, left, was released Thursday, June 5, 2014, from a federal prison after serving almost 28 1/2 years of a life sentence for the 1983 murder of Jerome "Eddie" Peltier, a former Devils Lake, N.D., police officer. Peltier's body was found on Highway 57 near Fort Totten. His family believes LaFuente and 10 other men convicted in the case are innocent. LaFuente is pictured with his lawyer, Julie Jonas of the Innocence Project of Minnesota, which is working to clear his name. (Submitted photo)

LaFuente, convicted of Spirit Lake murder, released on parole

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Convicted of killing a police officer on the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation, Richard John LaFuente became a free man again Thursday after 28 years behind bars, according to the Minnesota Innocence Project.


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