Brooklyn DA To Clear Convict Who Said He Was Framed By DetectiveBrooklyn 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.
NYC Awards 2 Men Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder $9 MillionNew York City has awarded $9 million to two men who were freed after wrongful convictions.
Man Wrongfully Convicted In 1985 NYC Kidnapping, Killing Freed After Nearly 30 Years In PrisonA 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.
Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Killing Rabbi Settles Suit Against NYC For $10 MillionJabbar Collins' settlement Tuesday comes a month after he settled a claim against the state for $3 million.
Long Island Man Files Lawsuits In Vermont Over Wrongful Murder ConvictionJohn 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.
Murder Conviction Tossed After 17 Years, Amid Review Of Retired Detective's CasesA 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.
Mom Of 1984 Long Island Murder Victim Decries Award VerdictA 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.
John Restivo and Dennis Halstead, Wrongfully Convicted Men, Awarded $36 MillionTwo 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.