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Man on death row for 11 years to go free (access required)

The first man sentenced to death in South Carolina for killing an unborn child is set to be released from prison this week, state officials said July 31. Joseph Lee Ard, 41, was sentenced to time served last week after a new jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter. That crime carries a maximum of five years in prison; Ard has been incarcerated since 1993, according to prison records.

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