"There's nothing I can say to bring back 40 years of his life," Worthy said. "The system failed him. This is a true exoneration."
Not 'bitter:' Michigan man cleared after 45 years in prison →
Prosecutor Kym Worthy says an additional investigation shows Phillips had no role in a 1971 fatal shooting.
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