Court: Man wrongly imprisoned 18 years can seek compensation

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CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio appeals court ruling has cleared the way for a Cleveland man to seek financial compensation for his time behind bars after the court found he was wrongfully imprisoned for 18 years. reports ( ) that a three-judge panel of Ohio's 8th District Court of Appeals found that prosecutors withheld key evidence in the trial of Anthony Lemons, who was convicted of murder in the 1994 slaying of Eric B. Sims.

The July 20 appeals court ruling said authorities violated Lemons' rights by not telling the defense that police identified Lemons as a suspect using shoes not publicly available when the slaying occurred.


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