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    Anthony Sanborn Jr. bail hearing - Staff photo by Shawn Patrick Ouellette | of | Share this photo

    Michelle Sanborn, left, Anthony Sanborn Jr. and attorney Amy Fairfield celebrate after Sanborn's release on bail Thursday at the Cumberland County Jail.

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    Hope Cady testifies Thursday, saying she did not witness the murder or see Anthony Sanborn Jr. at Maine State Pier on the night that Jessica L. Briggs was killed in 1989. She contradicted testimony she gave in 1992 that identified Sanborn as the killer. Much of Thursday's court hearing centered around Cady's lifelong struggles with poor eyesight.

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    Margaret Bragdon, Hope Cady’s former caseworker and court-appointed guardian, testifies that Cady could not have witnessed the murder because she reported that she was in the wrong location according to a map submitted as evidence.

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    Judge Joyce Wheeler granted bail for Sanborn after a key witness in his 1992 trial recanted her testimony Thursday during a hearing in Cumberland County Courthouse.

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    Assistant Attorney General Donald Macomber argued during a hearing at Cumberland County Courthouse on Wednesday that bail should not be set for Sanborn, who was convicted in 1992 of murder.

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    Amy Fairfield, Anthony Sanborn Jr.’s attorney, argues that Portland police focused on Sanborn from the start, even when there was no physical evidence connecting him to the crime scene, and before a single witness implicated him.

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    Sanborn becomes emotional in court Thursday when it appeared his bail hearing might be postponed.

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    Anthony Sanborn Jr. cries next to his lawyer Amy Fairfield as it became clear that Judge Joyce Wheeler intended to release Sanborn on bail Thursday in a Portland court.

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    Michelle Sanborn, center, wipes away tears at the start of a bail hearing for her husband of five years, Anthony Sanborn Jr.

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    Sanborn had an emotional response to testimony in court Thursday morning.

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    Sanborn gets a hug from his lawyer, Amy Fairfield, after Judge Joyce Wheeler granted him bail Thursday.

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    Michelle Sanborn hugs Nancy Morin, a friend, after Sanborn's husband, Anthony Sanborn Jr., was granted bail on Wednesday at Cumberland County Courthouse.

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    Attorney Amy Fairfield waits outside the Cumberland County Jail in Portland for the release of her client, Anthony Sanborn Jr.

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    Anthony Sanborn Jr. takes his first step outside the Cumberland County Jail in Portland after he was allowed to be released on bail Thursday. He was convicted in 1992 in connection with an 1989 killing.

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    Anthony Sanborn hugs his cousin Loretta County on Thursday as his friends and family surround him moments after he walked out of the Cumberland County Jail, free on $25,000 bail.

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    Moments after walking out of Cumberland County Jail, Anthony Sanborn Jr. hugs his wife, Michelle Sanborn, and 8-year-old Xienna Hanscome, who is the child of his cousin.

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    Jeff Matthews hugs Anthony Sanborn Jr. after Sanborn was released on bail in Portland on Thursday.

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    Anthony Sanborn Jr., center, walks with his wife, Michelle Sanborn, to their car and says goodbye to Jeff Matthews after leaving Cumberland County Jail. Matthews, who met Sanborn while he was an inmate at Maine State Prison, said Sanborn always maintained his innocence and "brightened up everyone's day."

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    Anthony Sanborn sits on the couch at the home of his friend Lisa Alexander with his wife, Michelle Sanborn, left, and his daughter, Santana Levier, about an hour after leaving the Cumberland County Jail.

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    Anthony Sanborn talks with his stepdaughter, Cassie Thanephonesy, as he eats his first meal outside prison – an Italian sandwich – while his wife, Michelle Sanborn, takes a photo.

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    Anthony Sanborn hugs his lawyer, Amy Fairfield, at his friend's home just hours after walking out the door of the Cumberland County Jail – after 27 years in prison.

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