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FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2011 file photo, District Judge E. Wayne Phillips, right, speaks to witness Susan Mohler in Lewiston, Mont., during a hearing in the case of Barry Beach. Phillips says he fears he did a "soul-wrenching injustice" to Beach, a man he freed from prison after 27 years, only to see the man ordered back behind bars by a higher court. Retired state District Judge E. Wayne Phillips tells The Associated Press that his "error" in the case gave 51-year-old Beach a 17-month taste of freedom.   (AP Photo/Matt Gouras, File)

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