RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's decision to pardon four men who have long said police intimidated them into falsely confessing to a rape and murder two decades ago (all times local):

4:05 p.m.

A member of the so-called Norfolk Four who has been pardoned by Virginia's governor says the men look forward to rebuilding their reputations and lives.

Eric Wilson said in a statement on Tuesday that the wrongful convictions have caused them and their families "profound pain, hardships and stress." Wilson said Gov. Terry McAuliffe has given the men their lives back by granting absolute pardons.

Wilson and three other men have long claimed that police intimidated them into falsely confessing to the 1997 rape and murder of Michelle Moore-Bosko. DNA evidence matched a fifth man, Omar Ballard, to the crimes. He confessed to being the only one responsible.

Don Salzman is an attorney for Danial Williams. He says the men will qualify for compensation from the state. He said he believes they should get it now that the governor has officially recognized that they are innocent.

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3:20 p.m.

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has pardoned four former sailors who became known as the "Norfolk Four" as they fought rape and murder convictions, saying police intimidated them into falsely confessing to the crimes two decades ago.

A spokesman for McAuliffe told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the governor has pardoned the four men in the 1997 rape and killing of Michelle Moore-Bosko.

DNA evidence matched a fifth man, Omar Ballard, to the crimes. He confessed to being the only one responsible.

The "Norfolk Four" are already out of prison. Three of them previously had their convictions thrown out.

The fourth, Eric Wilson, was unable to get his conviction overturned in court because of a technicality, but he has already completed his sentence.