Man’s conviction overturned 20 years later

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Charles Johnson was just a teenager when he was sentenced to life in prison for a double murder 20 years ago.

Today, with his conviction overturned, Johnson walked out of the Cook County jail.

Johnson's family was able to bail him out on 500,000 dollar bond.

Johnson, along with two others, were convicted of a 1995 double murder at a used car lot.

The state vacated Johnson's sentence after  new fingerprint evidence was introduced.

However, Johnson could still be retried for the crime.

No date has been set for a retrial, if it does happen.

Tonight, Johnson planned to spend time with family and eat some of his favorite food.