False Confession

Freed Inmate Sues Northwestern, Others For $40M For Coercing False ConfessionA 64-year-old man who was freed from prison last year, after prosecutors dropped charges in a 1982 double murder case, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University, accusing a former professor and his team of railroading him into a false confession.
Charges Dropped In Fatal 2008 Hit-And-Run Due To False ConfessionPsychiatrists on both sides of the case have determined David McCarthy gave a false confession when he said he was the one behind the wheel when 20-year-old Melissa Lech was struck and killed as she was walking down a street in Joliet on Aug. 7, 2008.
Man Cleared Of 1992 Double Murder Sues Police, ProsecutorsA Hazel Crest man is claiming he was forced in to signing a false confession for a 1992 double murder, of which he was later exonerated after spending 20 years in prison.
City Council OKs $10M Settlement In Burge CaseThe City Council on Wednesday agreed to shell out $10 million to compensate a man who spent 25 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit after being beaten into confessing by convicted former police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his crew at Area 2.
80-Year-Old Pardoned Convict Settles With City Over Torture ClaimAn 80-year-old man pardoned for a rape he says he didn't commit finally feels vindicated after settling his lawsuit against the city.
Alleged Police Torture Victim Sues Burge, CityA Chicago man freed from prison last March after 25 years has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the man he says tortured him into a false confession: former Police Cmdr. Jon Burge.
Authorities In Botched Child-Killing Case Mum On Hobbs LawsuitWrongly jailed murder defendant Jerry Hobbs said investigators coerced him to confess to the 2005 murders of his young daughter Laura and her friend Krystal Tobias.
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