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Murderer 'Dies,' Is Resuscitated, Then Says He Completed His Life Sentence

But the Court of Appeals of Iowa doesn't buy that logic. A panel of judges said the inmate is "either alive, in which case he must remain in prison, or he is dead, in which case this appeal is moot."

If you're serving a life sentence but momentarily "die" and are then resuscitated, does that mean you can walk free?

That's what a convicted murderer is claiming in Iowa. He says he's been in prison for four years too long. But on Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Court of Appeals of

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