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FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Richard Phillips said he didn't mope much during the 45 years he wrongfully spent in prison. He painted watercolors in his cell: warm landscapes, portraits of famous people like Mother Teresa, vases of flowers, a bassist playing jazz.
"I didn't actually think I'd ever be free again. This art is what I did to stay sane," the 73-year-old said.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man has pleaded guilty to threatening members of the U.S. Congress.
Court documents show that 36-year-old Richard Phillips has pleaded guilty in Ocala federal court to one count of transmitting threatening communications in interstate commerce. He faces up to five years in prison.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax overhaul that took effect Jan. 1 provides generous breaks for corporations and wealthy Americans and more modest relief for middle- and low-income households. In addition, the tax cuts for corporations are permanent; those for individuals and families are only temporary.
Richard Phillips is a senior policy analyst at the nonpartisan, liberal-leaning Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. The following interview was edited for length and clarity.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison was exonerated Wednesday and won't face a second trial.
Richard Phillips, 71, was upbeat, saying the criminal justice system "works — it just didn't work fast enough."
DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the exoneration of Richard Phillips, a Detroit man who spent 45 years in prison (all times local):
A Detroit man exonerated of murder after 45 years in prison says the justice system works — "it just didn't work fast enough."
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison will not face a second trial.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that she's dropping the case against Richard Phillips. She says he was the victim of false testimony by a key witness.
Worthy says what happened to Phillips "was not justice at all."
DETROIT (AP) — A murder case from 1971 is getting another look by Detroit-area prosecutors before a man is put through a second trial after spending 45 years in prison.
Records show the Conviction Integrity Unit at the Wayne County prosecutor's office is examining the case of Richard Phillips. His conviction was thrown out in August, and he was released on bond in December.
DETROIT (AP) — A Michigan man whose murder conviction was thrown out after he spent 45 years in prison was released Thursday while prosecutors appeal a decision that grants him a new trial.
Richard Phillips thanked God by raising his arm to the sunny sky outside a Detroit-area jail. His conviction was erased in August, but the 71-year-old had remained in custody until a judge said he could be freed on bond while wearing an electronic ankle device.
DETROIT (AP) — A man in prison for 45 years could be on the cusp of freedom after another man said he had no role in a 1971 murder in Detroit.
A judge last week threw out Richard Phillips' conviction and granted a new trial. Wayne County prosecutors have pledged to appeal.
For decades, Phillips, now 71, has declared his innocence in the fatal shooting of Gregory Harris. He was convicted largely on the testimony of a trial witness who has since died.
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