Wrongful Conviction

Former Inmate Settles Wrongful Conviction In Waukegan Murder Case For $20MJuan Rivera was tried three times for the 1992 rape and murder of Holley Staker.
Killer Cut Secret Deal To Defend Chicago Cops, Defense Attorney AllegesEarl Hawkins is a convicted killer whose lawyer once bribed a judge to try to beat a double murder case. State and federal prosecutors vowed that he wouldn’t get out of prison until he was in his 70s.
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.
Man Cleared In Rape Case Arrested For Not Registering As Sex OffenderThough he was released within two hours of being placed in a cell, the arrest left him and his family feeling victimized again by a criminal justice system that has already robbed the 58-year-old of almost a fifth of his life.
Devine: 'I Don't Recall' Any Questions Raised About Freeing Death Row InmateFormer Cook County State’s Attorney Richard Devine has said he doesn’t remember one of his top prosecutors raising concerns about the innocence of a man who was freed from death row in 1999, in a case that became a catalyst to end the death penalty in Illinois.
Wrongfully Convicted Man Still Waiting For Ruling On Pardon After 11 YearsA downstate man who was exonerated after spending 17 years in prison for a double murder says he doesn't understand why he's been passed over once again for a pardon from the governor.
Aldermen Approve $10M Settlement For Burge CaseThe 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.
Charges Dismissed Against Mom Wrongfully Convicted Of Son's MurderAfter a court hearing this morning, a mother who served eight years in prison after being wrongly convicted for the strangling death of her four-year son is officially free today.
Freed Inmate Fights Prosecutors For 'Certificate Of Innocence'Last May, James Kluppelberg stood under the sun for the first time a free man in more than two decades. Ten months later, he’s unemployed with little hope. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
Burge To Be Called As Witness In Wrongful Conviction TrialJon Burge, the disgraced former Chicago police commander convicted of lying about torture by his detectives, is expected to testify this week at the trial of a man wrongfully convicted of murder.
'Englewood Four' Sue Over Wrongful Conviction For 1994 Rape, MurderFour men who were cleared last year of the 1994 rape and murder of a woman in the Englewood neighborhood have filed a lawsuit claiming they were framed by police.
Wrongfully Convicted Man Gets $5M Settlement Marcus Lyons was 29 years old and in the U.S. Navy Reserves and about to get his computer science degree when he was arrested.