|Woman exonerated, freed after 17 years in prison|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TORRANCE, Calif. — A woman who spent 17 years in prison for the death of a homeless man hugged her grandchild for the first time and did a dance of happiness after she was judged innocent of murder and freed.
“I always knew that one day God would bring the truth to the light,” Susan Marie Mellen, 59, told reporters Friday, after she was released from a Torrance courthouse shortly before 6 p.m.
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