FILE – In this May 7, 2014 file photo, Rene Lima-Marin sits for an interview with The Associated Press about the circumstances of his sentencing and incarceration, in a meeting room inside Kit Carson Correctional Center, a privately operated prison in Burlington, Colo. Lima-Marin was sent back to prison after being mistakenly released 90 years early. Colorado’s House of Representatives unanimously endorsed a resolution on Friday, April 21, 2017 urging the governor to grant him clemency. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
Rene Lima-Marin, whose bizarre odyssey through the legal system had been hung up in immigration court since last fall, walked free Monday afternoon from an Aurora detention facility after winning his case before the board of immigration appeals. The decision gave Lima-Marin his first moments of freedom since he was returned to prison nearly four years ago, when his earlier mistaken release from a robbery sentence launched him on an opportunity for a new life.