SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man is free after getting his 2008 murder conviction vacated following new evidence that revealed he was not responsible for the death of his infant son, partly because of efforts from a group in the state that’s cleared more than a dozen people wrongfully convicted of crimes.

The State Journal-Register reports that Nathaniel Onsrud, who had been serving a 60-year sentence, was released Tuesday from the Illinois Department of Corrections.

The Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office backed the Innocence Project’s request to vacate Onsrud’s conviction, but cautioned that charges against the Coal Valley man haven’t been dismissed.