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Murder charges dropped for Chicago man imprisoned for 22 years

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CHICAGO — A Cook County judge vacated the conviction and dropped all charges against a Chicago man who spent the last 22 years behind bars for murder.

The exoneration of Ricardo Rodriguez came at the request of the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.

He was convicted of a 1995 murder in Humboldt Park.  The conviction came largely from evidence gathered  by Detective Reynaldo Guevara.

Many of his cases have recently come under question.

Rodriguez is the third man this year to be exonerated on a case investigated by Guevara.