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Man whose murder conviction is overturned sues

by AP posted Jan 8 2013 12:18PM
 
 
     CULPEPER, Va. (AP) - A man whose capital murder conviction was overturned is suing the Culpeper County sheriff, four other officers, a former prosecutor and an informant.
 
     Media outlets report that Michael Hash of Culpeper alleges the defendants engaged in a concerted effort to convict him even though there wasn't any credible evidence against him.
 
     Hash served 12 years of a life sentence before a federal judge overturned his conviction in February 2012.
 
     U.S. District Judge James Turk cited police and prosecutorial misconduct. In August 2012, Turk approved a special prosecutor's motion to drop the case.
 
     Hash was 15 at the time of the 1996 slaying of 74-year-old Thelma D. Scroggins. He was convicted in 2001.
 
     His federal lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and requests a jury trial.
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