Keith Bush was arrested at 17 for a crime he always insisted he had not committed. On Wednesday, a judge threw out the murder conviction. He's 62. Arielle Dollinger of The New York Times reports.

For four decades, Keith Bush insisted he had been convicted as a teenager of a murder he did not commit: strangling a 14-year-old girl in Bellport, New York. The police, he said, had beaten him and forced him to sign a confession that he had never read.

While imprisoned, he had enlisted the help of a lawyer at Pace Law School, who sued to obtain