Prosecutors in McLean County say they're no longer challenging a certificate of innocence petition from a man who spent years in prison for the murder of his ex-girlfriend. McLean County State's Attorney Jason Chambers made the statement in the case of Alan Beaman of Rockford. Beaman spent more than 13 years in prison after being convicted of stabbing and strangling Illinois State University student Jennifer Lockmiller in 1993. The Illinois Supreme Court reversed his conviction in 2008. Chambers says he made the decision after DNA tests found two unidentified male profiles that didn't match Beaman. Beaman's attorneys say they applaud Chambers' decision. Beaman is requesting the innocence certificate in an effort to clear his name.
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