Man Cleared of Murder After Tortured Confession Landed Him 29 Years in Jail
After serving 29 years behind bars, Desmond Weston has been released from prison after charges against him were dropped. Weston was wrongfully convicted for murder after, he alleges, Chicago police detectives tortured him during a 12-hour interrogation and coerced him to give a false confession in the 1990 murder of a 19-year-old man. He was only 17 years old when he was arrested. “Right now, I think at this point, I can just be someone else’s hope,” Weston said of his newly-found freedom. If you or a loved one suffered harm due to violations of your rights or due to a wrongful conviction, reach out to a Grant & Eisenhofer civil rights lawyer to determine whether you can file a lawsuit. Grant & Eisenhofer’s civil rights attorneys can help investigate your claim and may be able to help you seek compensation for your damages. Call (855) 244-2031 or use our online form to schedule a free consultation.