Day Watch: Juror Prize Hits $27 Million in Wrongful Conviction


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In what is believed to be a local record of wrongful convictions, a federal jury found that Chicago police accused a man who was wrongfully convicted of double-lethal arson as a teenager and spent more than 20 years in prison. He was found guilty of indecent assault and sentenced to $27 million. He confessed, fabricated evidence, and violated civil rights.

As the verdict was announced in the court of U.S. District Judge Edmund Chan, plaintiff Adam Gray bowed his head and leaned against attorney Jon Robey, who hugged his shoulder.

“Adam was arrested before breakfast, the case was closed before noon, and he went home early for dinner,” Mr Rovey said in the lobby of Dirksen Federal Court. “It took 24 years for the system to solve the problem.”

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