Wrongful Conviction

Deon Patrick

Man Cleared Of 1992 Double Murder Sues Police, Prosecutors

A 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.

05/19/2014

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Man Cleared In Rape Case Arrested For Not Registering As Sex Offender

Though 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.

10/28/2013

Anthony Porter walks out of the Cook County Jail  on Feb. 5, 1999, after more than 16 years on death row.  A group of Northwestern University journalism students developed information that led to a Wisconsin man confessing on videotape to the 1982 double-murder for which Porter was imprisoned. (Photo credit: JOHN ZICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Devine: ‘I Don’t Recall’ Any Questions Raised About Freeing Death Row Inmate

Former 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.

10/23/2013

Randy Steidl  (Photo: Jennifer Linzer/Northwestern University)

Wrongfully Convicted Man Still Waiting For Ruling On Pardon After 11 Years

A 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.

10/17/2013

Eric Caine

Aldermen Approve $10M Settlement For Burge Case

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.

07/25/2013

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

Charges Dismissed Against Mom Wrongfully Convicted Of Son’s Murder

After 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.

06/17/2013

James Kluppelberg (CBS)

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.

02/18/2013

Jon Burge

Burge To Be Called As Witness In Wrongful Conviction Trial

Jon 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.

12/03/2012

Michael Saunders (left) and Harold Richardson were released from behind bars in November 2011, after serving 17 years for a rape and murder they did not commit. Two other men who were also cleared in the so-called "Englewood Four" case had already completed their sentences when DNA evidence tied another man to the crime. (Credit: CBS)

‘Englewood Four’ Sue Over Wrongful Conviction For 1994 Rape, Murder

Four 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.

CBS Chicago–11/15/2012

Marcus Lyons, 54, secured a $5 million settlement for his wrongful conviction on a rape charge. (CBS)

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.

06/07/2012

James Kluppelberg (right) and his attorney Karl Leonard walk through the parking lot of the Menard Correctional Center, after Kluppelberg was released from prison on May 31, 2012. (Credit: Eva Nagao)

Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Deadly Arson Fire Set Free

A 46-year-old man cleared of setting a fire that killed a woman and her five children in 1984 has been released from prison.

CBS Chicago–05/31/2012

Chicago City Council Chambers (CBS)

Committee Backs $3.6M Settlement For Wrongful Conviction

The City Council Finance Committee has given preliminary approval to $3.6 million settlement, in a case which put a man behind bars for nearly a decade for an attack he didn’t commit.

CBS Chicago–03/12/2012

Jonathan Moore, 30, was freed from prison on March 6, 2012, after a judge vacated his murder and attempted convictions, because police and prosecutors now say someone else committed the crimes. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Man Freed After Serving 10 Years For Murder He Didn’t Commit

Kane County prosecutors say asking a judge to vacate a man’s 2002 murder conviction was “the right thing to do.”

03/06/2012

Court Case Graphic

Jury Awards $25M To Man For Wrongful Murder Conviction

A federal jury Tuesday awarded $25 million to a suburban man who sued the City of Chicago after spending 16 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

01/24/2012