Monday, September 22, 2014

Innocent man wrongly jailed for 23 years dies days before lawsuit

New York – Jailed more than two decades for a crime he did not commit, William Lopez’s brief taste of freedom came to a sudden, tragic end Saturday when he man died just days before his $124 million lawsuit for false imprisonment was set to start.

The 55-year-old Bronx man had finally been freed in January 2013, after 23 years behind bars for murder, but a massive asthma attack ended Lopez’s short post-prison life at about 1 a.m. Saturday, his lawyer told The Post.

Supporters said his unexpected demise denied him the justice he deserved.

“He was always looking forward to being compensated,” said his friend and criminal lawyer Jeffrey Deskovic. “His life was really robbed from him.” More

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