CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago City Council on Wednesday agreed to pay $10 million to compensate a man imprisoned 25 years for a double murder he did not commit.
The settlement is the latest tied to detectives working under fired Pullman Area Police Commander Jon Burge.
Eric Caine and Aaron Patterson were jailed for the 1986 murders of two elderly south side residents, Vincent and Rafaela Sanchez. Paterson was sent to death row, but was one of those freed outright when then-Gov. George Ryan emptied Illinois’ Death Row by executive order in January 2003.