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Missouri man wrongfully imprisoned for 17 years sues police | AP

Nathan Skethaw, AP GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man wrongly imprisoned for 17 years on murder charges alleges...

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man wrongly imprisoned for 17 years on murder charges alleges in a federal lawsuit that police knew he was innocent and helped prevent his conviction from being overturned.

David Robinson’s attorneys filed a lawsuit Monday alleging he was framed for Sheila Box’s death in 2000. The suit argues that police didn’t like him and played pivotal roles in preventing his conviction from being overturned during two appeals, the Southeast Missourian reported.

Robinson was freed in May after a judge appointed to review the case by the Missouri Supreme Court found “clear and convincing” evidence of his innocence.

[Featured Image: Laura Simon/The Southeast Missourian via AP File)]

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