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Man cleared of murder back in court, taken off house arrest

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A man who spent more than a decade in prison for a murder he did not commit was back in court Thursday.

Judge Charles Cunningham released Kerry Porter from home incarceration while out on bond for allegations he assaulted an ex-girlfriend.

Porter argued he wanted to participate in a wrongful conviction conference taking place in North Carolina.

"The whole purpose of it is people like me don't have to go through that again. That's our goal," Porter said.

Porter is charged with wanton endangerment and felony gun charge.

Police arrested him in July; just six months after the Kentucky Innocence Project helped exonerate him in the 1996 murder of Tyrone Camp and got him out of prison.

He said he's grateful Judge Cunningham allowed him to attend the conference. "It gives me a little relief about the justice system. Quite naturally, I have a semi-bias opinion about it because of the ordeal I went through," Porter said.

Porter is scheduled to be back in court April 30 for a pre-trial conference.

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