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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Leeds United has banned so-called white collar boxing matches from being held at the club after a mass brawl broke out during an event.
A 23-year-old man who died after being shot in broad daylight in a Sheffield street has been named locally.
A 23-year-old man has died friom his wounds after being shot in Sheffield this afternoon.