By MARK SHERMAN and GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) 03/04 — The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a rural Nebraska county’s appeal of a $28 million court judgment aimed at compensating six people wrongfully convicted of a 1985 slaying.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) 02/24 — The city of Simi Valley, California, has reached a $21 million settlement with a man wrongly imprisoned for nearly 40 years in the killing of his girlfriend and her 4-year-old son.Read more »
JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 07/13 — A man who spent 21 years behind bars for murder was set free Wednesday after prosecutors abandoned his conviction,
BOB SALSBERG, Associated Press BOSTON (AP) 04/19 — Prosecutors moved to throw out more than 21,000 drug convictions on Tuesday, five years after a chemist at the state drug lab was caught tampering with evidence and falsifying tests.
GRANT SCHULTE, Associated Press BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) 02/26 — It started with a murder, was followed by a botched trial and has ended with a small Nebraska county facing a $30 million judgment it can’t possibly pay.
JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) 10/10— In his short time as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor, Kenneth Thompson became known perhaps as much for the convictions he disavowed as the ones he got.