Wrongfully imprisoned man awarded $25 million in damagesJan 26th, 2012 | By AJ Anderson | Category: Home & Family
A Chicago man who spent 16 years in prison after being convicted of murder as a teenagerhas been awarded $25 million in damages after it was determined that he was wrongfully convicted.
Thaddeus Jimenez, 32, had spent nearly half his life in prison before being exonerated and released in May 2009. After being released, Jimenez then sued the city, accusing the police of ignoring evidence in his case, including a confession from another suspect, Juan Carlos Torres.
If the verdict stands, it will be one of the largest levied against Chicago in the city’s history. [Read More...]