A man from Brooklyn who spent 22 years locked up for murdering his mother and sister while the real killer ran free is now suing the New York City.
Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson’s office announced Monday that he will exonerate Derrick Hamilton, who served 21 years in prison on a wrongful conviction after saying he was framed by an allegedly crooked police detective.
New York City has awarded $9 million to two men who were freed after wrongful convictions.
A man who served nearly 30 years in prison for a New York City murder was ordered freed after prosecutors concluded he falsely confessed when he was 16.
Jabbar Collins’ settlement Tuesday comes a month after he settled a claim against the state for $3 million.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jonathan Fleming was freed Tuesday and cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation.
A man who spent 17 years in prison for killing his parents has settled a wrongful conviction lawsuit against the State of New York.