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Man released from prison after serving 37 years for murder is jailed again for raping children

By Mason White 12:02 PM August 20, 2014
William Macumber 

By: Hydar Tomar
(Scroll down for video) A family was looking forward to make up for lost time after their father spent 37 years behind bars.

However, he is now back behind bars after he sexually abused young children.

William Macumber was released from prison in Arizona, after serving 37 years for a notorious double murder, which he insisted he never committed.

His son allowed him to live with his family until he sexually assaulted young girls. Now, he is behind bars again after being arrested in Colorado, on charges of sexually assaulting two of his great-grandchildren.

Macumber, 78, had been sentenced to life imprisonment after being convicted in 1962 for the murders of two 20 year old people.

Macumber was released under a plea agreement with prosecutors in Maricopa County, after the Arizona Justice Project raised questions about evidence in the case.

After he left prison, he spoke about his decades behind bars as evidence of a justice system gone wrong. He gave many interviews in the weeks following his release.

Macumber was arrested again in Colorado, and was charged with four counts of sexual assault of a child as part of a pattern of abuse. Macumber is being held on $200,000 bail.

Macumber had been living in Colorado with his son, Ronald Macumber.

Ronald, who was 7 years old when his father first went to jail, said that he and his family were excited about his father moving to Colorado, so that they can be close and make up for lost time.

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