MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- A judge freed American Eric Volz on Friday, four days after an appeals court overturned his conviction and 30-year-sentence in the slaying of his Nicaraguan girlfriend.
The 28-year-old from Nashville, Tenn., was released from a prison hospital and, accompanied by his mother, planned to immediately catch a flight to Atlanta.
In a scene broadcast live on national Channel 2, hordes of news media formed a caravan behind Volz's police-escorted car as it left the prison hospital, where he was treated for kidney stones, and headed for a prison office to sign release papers.
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