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John Restivo on April 18, 2014. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Mom Of 1984 Long Island Murder Victim Decries Award Verdict

A federal jury’s $36 million award to two men who spent 18 years in prison for a 1984 rape and murder that DNA testing later showed they did not commit was decried Friday by the 16-year-old victim’s mother.

04/18/2014

John Restivo and Dennis Halstead, Wrongfully Convicted Men, Awarded $36 Million

Two who spent 18 years in prison for the 1984 rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl on Long Island, only to be exonerated when a DNA test showed that another unknown assailant had committed the crimes, were awarded $18 million each Thursday in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

04/17/2014