kash delano register (screenshot)*(Via NBC4) – A judge threw out the conviction of a 53-year-old Los Angeles man who’s spent 34 years behind bars for murder after two sisters of a key witness said the account of what their sibling saw was a lie.

Kash Delano Register was sentenced to 27 years to life in prison for killing 78-year-old Jack Sasson in April of 1979, but has always maintained his innocence.

Linking arms with his mother, Register walked out of jail a free man Friday afternoon. He said he was looking forward to enjoying a home-cooked meal from his mother for the first time in more than three decades.

Tears streamed down Register’s face in the courtroom earlier Friday as a judge revealed his conviction with would be overthrown.

“He told me he just didn’t know what to feel,” said his attorney Adam Grant, who spoke to him after Thursday’s ruling. “He’s thrilled, excited, just kind of in a daze. He kept shaking his head and saying — ’34 years, 34 years.'”

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