(CHICAGO) -- A man who spent almost 25 years in prison might be freed by Thursday, ABC affiliate WLS-TV reports.
A Cook County judge has vacated the conviction of James Kluppelberg. He was convicted of starting a fire that killed six people and injured another in Chicago in 1984. Kluppelberg appealed his life sentence, and prosecutors on Wednesday asked a judge to drop the charges.
A spokesperson for the state's attorney told the Chicago Tribune that a "comprehensive post-conviction reinvestigation" led them to believe that the office could not meet its burden of proof in the case.
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