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Even for Cook County, which has seen nearly 100 wrongful convictions exposed in the last quarter-century, Tuesday was momentous. The convictions of two men for a 1992 double murder were thrown out the same day a record $40 million settlement was made
Tribune reporter In what appears to be the largest wrongful conviction settlement in state history, the Illinois State Police has agreed to pay $40 million to five men who were wrongly imprisoned for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in
PA Gerry Conlon, wrongly jailed for a 1975 IRA bombing in which he had no part, died on June 21 at the age of 60. The case of the Guildford Four remains one the most famous miscarriage of justice in Britain but more and more cases of wrongful
The city of New York could pay spends $ 40 million (19.4 million euros) to compensate black & Hispanic men who were wrongly jailed when found guilty of beating & raping a woman in Central Park in 1989 a trial that has been criticized
A man freed after 27 years of wrongful imprisonment for serial sex crimes is facing claims by the City of Vancouver backed by the provincial government that he is really guilty. In an astounding defence against civil damages, a city lawyer told B.C.
Dallas It wasn't until 2006, more than 10 years after he had been sent to prison, that things started going right for Richard Miles.
It would be a chance encounter years later that would exonerate him. Now in his 60s, Gerry Barton is seeking compensation for that wrongful conviction.
New Brooklyn DA drops appeal of wrongful conviction in 1989 murder William Lopez, 55, was freed in 2013 after serving 22 years for a discredited murder conviction. Former DA Charles Hynes fought for years to keep Lopez locked up, but Kenneth Thompson'
It catalogues exoneration cases around the country of "innocent people doing someone else's time." The distinction affirmed Padilla's own beliefs about Nunez. "He had nothing to do with it," Padilla said. "Nothing." First mistake Nunez hadn't been in
Montour was sentenced to life in prison in 1998 after a jury convicted him of first-degree murder for killing his 11-week-old daughter, Taylor, in Colorado Springs. He said he accidently dropped the infant when he stood up from a rocking chair, but