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Oct 13, 2011 4:47 AM by Trovette Tottress

Man whose murder case was overturned speaks at CU

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado man whose 9-year-old murder conviction was overturned in 2008 because of DNA evidence is speaking about his experience at the University of Colorado. Timothy Masters and one of his attorneys will appear at the CU Law School Thursday.

Masters was convicted of the slaying and sexual mutilation of Peggy Hettrick of Fort Collins. He served nearly 10 years of a life prison term before he was released. Hettrick's death remains unsolved.

Fort Collins and Larimer County paid Masters a total of $10 million to settle his lawsuits claiming officials ignored, withheld or destroyed evidence pointing to his innocence. Fort Collins police Det. Jim Broderick is charged with perjury in Masters' trial. He has denied wrongdoing.

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