Chaunte Ott, 35, was released from prison Thursday. He was serving time for the murder of a 16-year-old South Milwaukee runaway, Jessica Payne, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday.
"It's a dream come true. It's a beautiful thing," Ott said after his release from the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wis.
Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Mark Williams said prosecutors did not oppose Ott's release because "it was probably the fair and reasonable thing to do," the newspaper reported.
The district attorney's office requested six months to determine whether to schedule another trial for Ott.
"We're going to be re-investigating some of the aspects of the case and come into court probably this summer to see if we want to retry the case," said Williams, who heads the district attorney's homicide unit.