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Chicago Will Pay $10.2 Million to Innocent Man Imprisoned 26 Years

Posted: Jan 17, 2013


The City of Chicago on Tuesday agreed to pay $10.2 million to a wrongfully convicted man who spent 26 years prison for a murder he did not commit. He was convicted despite the fact that some attorneys familiar with the crime knew almost from the very beginning that he was innocent.

Cook County, IL, prosecutors convicted Alton Logan, 55, for the Jan. 11, 1982, murder of Lloyd Wickliffe, a security guard working at a McDonald's on Chicago's far South Side. Police arrested Logan, then 28, and Edgar Hope a month after the killing, based on identifications made by a second security guard, who was wounded in the shooting.

A few days after their arrest, police also arrested Andrew Wilson for shooting to death two Chicago police officers. Hope told his lawyer that he and Wilson, not Logan, committed the murder at McDonald's.

Dale Coventry and Jamie Kunz, Wilson's public defenders, confronted Wilson, who admitted that he shot and killed one security guard and wounded the other guard, according to the Northwestern University Center for Wrongful Convictions.

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