Man Exonerated After More than 30 Years in Jail
More than 30 years after the murder conviction of Jack Sagin, he was exonerated and released from prison in October 2019. Using evidence based on testimony from a jailhouse informant, a jury found Sagin guilty of murdering a 40-year old California woman in 1986. Sagin won the right to conduct DNA testing in 2009, which determined that none of the DNA found at the scene of the crime matched Sagin’s. After several more years of hearings and appeals, Sagin was finally freed when the Court of Appeals concluded that had the jury been presented with the same DNA evidence in 1986, Sagin likely would not have been convicted. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, you may be able to file a lawsuit to recover compensation if you or a loved one was wrongfully convicted of a crime. Call (855) 244-2031 or use our online form to schedule a free, confidential consultation.