Michael Wayne Hash walked out of a courthouse a free man Monday morning, 12 years after being wrongly convicted of murder. Hash, now 31, was released from prison to his parents’ home in Virginia. The judge gave the commonwealth six months to decide whether to try Hash again.
Michael Wayne Hash, right, is joined by family members — from left, brother Chris, father Jeff and uncle Rick Hash — outside the Culpeper County, Va., courthouse Monday after murder charges against him were dismissed. Hash had served 12 years in prison for a murder conviction that was overturned earlier this year. Matt McClain/For The Washington Post