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Daniel Villegas discusses life outside of prison after murder conviction is overturned

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POSTED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:13pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 9:48pm

If you haven't heard of Daniel Villegas, you're living under a rock.

The 37 year-old is enjoying his second month outside of prison, after almost two decades behind bars for a murder he maintains he didn't commit.

Villegas was arrested back in 1993 after he confessed to killing two teens in Northeast El Paso. He was convicted by a jury and was sentenced to life in prison.

However, he says that confession was coerced by a police deputy, and his murder conviction was overturned.

He's now waiting to see if prosecutors will pursue a new trial.

In the meantime, he spoke with us on Newschannel 9 at 6:30.

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