UPDATE: Missouri man set free after murder conviction overturned

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 7:57 a.m. CST; updated 3:58 p.m. CST, Wednesday, November 14, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — An inmate imprisoned nearly three decades for a rape and murder conviction walked free Wednesday after a judge ruled that St. Louis police hid or destroyed evidence that cast doubt on his guilt while misleading the mentally ill man into a false confession.