Conviction Overturned


Judge Overturns Convictions For Man Who Served 27 Years In Prison For Murder, Attempted Rape

A man who served more than 27 years behind bars for murder and attempted rape on Chicago’s South Side had his case overturned on Monday.


Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Police Torture Victim Freed After 30 Years Behind Bars

Stanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.


Nicole Harris. (Credit: Dana Kozlov/CBS 2)

Mom Released From Prison After Appeals Court Tosses Conviction

A Chicago woman was back with her family on Monday after seven years behind bars, now that her conviction has been overturned.


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Appeals Court: Bribes Too Small To Convict Zoning Inspector

An appeals court has reversed the bribery conviction of a Chicago zoning inspector on grounds the value of two $600 payoffs he received weren’t high enough.


Juan Rivera (CBS)

Prosecutor To Decide On Further Action After Inmate’s Tossed Conviction

Lake County State’s Attorney Michael Waller is expected to meet Monday with his appellate prosecutors to decide whether to pursue any further criminal action against Juan Rivera.

CBS Chicago–12/12/2011