Barry Beach, center, flanked by Jim McCloskey of Centurion Ministries, left, and attorney Peter Camiel, raise their arms in victory during a meeting with the press outside of the of the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge, on Nov. 20, 2015. Gov. Steve Bullock commuted Beach's 100-years-without parole prison sentence, after Beach served more than 30 years in prison for a murder he says he didn't commit. - Photo Courtesy Rion Sanders, Great Falls Tribune.

Barry Beach, thanked God, the governor, his supporters, and the press during an emotional press conference outside the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge on Nov. 20, 2015.

Beach said going back to prison 18 months ago, “was the worst experience in life.”

“It took me a couple years to overcome that moment,” Beach said. “This time there’s going to be a lot of healing and a lot of tears between hear and Billings Montana.”

Beach, who was released from prison after Gov. Steve Bullock commuted his 100-years-without parole prison sentence, said he always knew the day would come when he would be free.

Here is the raw video from Friday’s noon press conference. Due to the cold temperatures my camera ran out of battery about two minutes before the press conference ended.

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John Adams began his professional career in 2001 in Idaho Falls, ID writing and editing for a variety of trade magazines. He covered topics ranging from potato and sugar beet farming to skate park and playground construction and maintenance. Adams started his newspaper career as the city government reporter for the Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson, WI where he covered the City Hall, police, fire and local courthouse beats. In 2005 he joined the staff of the Missoula Independent in Missoula, MT where he worked as a staff reporter covering a wide range of issues including the environment,...