New York man suing state for $25 million after wrongful conviction
A Brooklyn man who was recently released from prison after serving 25 years for a crime he didn’t commit is suing the state of New York for $25 million.
Deacon wants $1 million for every year he served in prison.
Derrick Deacon,[…] has hit the state with a $25 million lawsuit he hopes will teach authorities a lesson about bending the rules to gain a conviction.
“These people have to pay for every day they made me suffer behind the wall for no reason,” Deacon, 58, who was freed last year by new evidence, told The Post.
Deacon was convicted of the murder of Anthony Wynn in 1989. He was sentenced to 25 years to life for the crime.
But Deacon was granted a new trial in 2012, after a gang member said fellow gang members killed Wynn. Also a woman came forward, saying she was coerced into blaming Deacon for Wynn’s murder.
He was released in November 2013.
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