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A 57-year-old father sentenced to a life term six years ago in the first US court case to involve the use of "repressed memory" was to walk free yesterday. Prosecutors said they would not seek to retry George Franklin, found guilty of murder by a unanimous jury vote in 1990 after his adult daughter claimed to have suddenly remembered his killing of her childhood playmate 20 years before.

A US judge overturned Mr Franklin's conviction last year, saying he had not had a fair trial and citing evidence that his daughter, Eileen Franklin-Lipster, 29, could have picked up details of her friend's death from newspaper cuttings.