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Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Killing Rabbi Settles Suit Against NYC For $10 Million

Jabbar Collins’ settlement Tuesday comes a month after he settled a claim against the state for $3 million.

08/19/2014

John Grega spent 18 years in a Vermont prison for the murder of his wife, a crime he says he didn't commit. (Photo: CBS 2)

Long Island Man Files Lawsuits In Vermont Over Wrongful Murder Conviction

John Grega, who lives in Lake Ronkonkoma, was wrongfully convicted of killing his wife in a Vermont condominium in 1994 while they were on vacation with their son.

08/05/2014

Roger Logan was released from prison on Tuesday, June 3, after being exonerated in a 1997 murder in Brooklyn. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Murder Conviction Tossed After 17 Years, Amid Review Of Retired Detective’s Cases

A man who was imprisoned for 17 years was released Tuesday, after a judge vacated his conviction on the grounds that evidence in the case was linked to a police detective whose tactics have come into question.

06/03/2014

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

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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

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Wrongly Convicted Brooklyn Man Sues State For $25 Million After Serving 24 Years In Prison

Derrick Deacon was convicted in the 1989 shooting death of teenager during a robbery in a Flatbush apartment complex. He was freed on new evidence last year.

04/14/2014

Jonathan Fleming (credit: CBS 2)

Brooklyn Man Exonerated After 24 Years In Prison: ‘I’m Gonna Live The Rest Of My Life’

Jonathan Fleming was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation.

04/08/2014

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L.I. Man Settles With State Over Wrongful Conviction For Parents’ Murder

A man who spent 17 years in prison for killing his parents has settled a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the State of New York.

01/07/2014