Today Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's office announced it would not retry Marty, citing insufficient evidence to prove his guilt.
For Marty, it's all over but the paperwork, as Suffolk County Judge Robert Doyle still has to sign off on the AG's motion to dismiss the charges. That should be done by the end of July.
The mood is collective relief, with Marty celebrating at home with family, friends and supporters.
Hopefully this is the end of Marty's ordeal, but it's not the end of the story, and we'll be following it all here, on MartyTankleff.org and on the message board.
Today Marty profusely thanked his family, friends and supporters, and that includes every one of you who took the time to witness what was going on in this case. Without public opinion and support, he doesn't make it this far.
Congratulations, Team Tankleff!
Read the attorney general's motion here. Plenty to comment on, but we'll save that for another day.
Read the coverage:
New York Times: Freed After 17 Years in Prison, L.I. Man Will Not Face New Trial