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Tyrone Hood, man serving sentence for 1993 IIT student's murder, freed from prison

Tyrone Hood was released from Menard Correctional Center Wednesday evening.

A man who spent more than 20 years behind bars for a Chicago murder is free thanks to former Gov. Pat Quinn.

Tyrone Hood was released from Menard Correctional Center Wednesday evening.

He had been serving a 50-year sentence for the death of an Illinois Institute of Technology basketball player in 1993.

Quinn commuted the sentence during his final day in office.

Hood must still serve a three-year mandatory parole period.

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