Prosecutors on Thursday said they will not retry a rape case against a man who spent 30 years behind bars after he was tortured into confessing to the crime.
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.
Stanley Wrice has been in prison for 31 years for a brutal, 1982 rape. Tuesday, a Cook County judge granted him a new trial, in part, because he was tortured into making a confession.
Former Mayor Richard M. Daley will not have to take the stand in a post-conviction hearing of a man who said he was forced into confessing to a 1982 gang rape after detectives working under disgraced Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge tortured him.
Stanley Wrice has claimed he was tortured into a false confession and his attorneys have subpoenaed former Mayor Richard M. Daley to testify in a post-conviction appeal.
Lawyers for a man who has spent 31 years in prison for a rape he claims he did not commit have requested the case be moved out of Cook County, after the judge hearing the politically-charged case recused herself.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ordered a hearing for a convicted rapist who claims he was tortured into a false confession by detectives working for Cmdr. Jon Burge.
The Illinois Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday regarding a convicted rapist’s effort to get a new trial, based on an alleged tortured confession.