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Exonerated man, accuser forge rare bond

February 8, 2010

….It was Cage’s first time in Los Angeles, too. The 43-year-old thought he was doing another interview about his exoneration. He didn’t expect to see his accuser there.

His two years of freedom with his family had changed Cage. The resentment he held toward Zilinger had faded. He had goals, like finding a job and raising his 3-year-old granddaughter.

The attacker, who has not been found, had ruined both their lives, he concluded. They were both made victims.

On the show’s stage, Zilinger and Cage embraced

“I hope you get the closure, and I hope you can find the person who did this,” he said to her.

“Can you help me?” she asked.

“Can we help each other?” Cage responded.

Read the whole, fascinating story.


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