After DNA evidence overturns convictions, new Lake County State's Attorney promises change

In Lake County, DNA has undone convictions in four violent felonies, damaging the reputation of an office led by former prosecutor Michael Waller. One convict, Bennie Starks, spent 20 years in prison for raping and battering a woman in Waukegan before DNA triggered his exoneration. Voters chose Mike Nerheim as the new state¿s attorney, and he has vowed to address wrongful convictions.Read the full story>>
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