After 20 years of being accused of causing the deaths of Sharon Haugabook and Jeffrey Lassiter -- murder in their Uptown apartment in November, 1992 -- Daniel Taylor will go free.
Taylor, 37, originally confessed to the murders in 1992 but later recanted, saying he was coerced. Despite the fact that police records showed he was in police custody at the time of the murders, Taylor was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.
On Friday, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office dropped all charges against Taylor and he'll be freed from Menard Correctional Center.
“He certainly has a life left, but he’s been robbed of more than half of his life to date; just a horrendous miscarriage of justice,” Rob Warden, head of Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions, told CBS Chicago.
Source: CBS Chicago
Posted July 1st, 2013 @ 12:29pm