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Death row inmate Vicente Benavides released from custody Thursday after charges dismissed

A Delano man who spent more than two decades on death row was released from custody Thursday after all charges against him were dismissed. 

Vicente Figueroa Benavides, 68, became a free man at 3:50 p.m., according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He will receive re-entry services that can include housing assistance, job training and help obtaining a valid identification card. 

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