Nick Yarris, 51, faced the electric chair after being framed in 1982 for the rape and murder of a woman in his native Pennsylvania.
He now plans to marry 23-year-old Lincolnshire barmaid Jessica Stubley.
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The planned route of the high speed rail line into Yorkshire is to include a station in Sheffield city centre - according to reports.
A report on South Yorkshire Police says it is 'lacking in direction', with a 'disturbing' move away from effective neighbourhood policing.
The preferred candidate for the new South Yorkshire Chief Constable is to be quizzed today by the county's Police and Crime Panel.