Daniel Taylor Receives Certificate of Innocence!

This week, the Honorable Paul Biebel, president judge of the Criminal Court of Cook County, granted Loevy & Loevy client Daniel Taylor a certificate of innocence. Fellow exonerees Nicole Harris and Deon Patrick also received their certificates of innocence at the same time. Duaa Eldeib and Steve Mills of the Chicago Tribune write:

In the span of 15 minutes, a Cook County judge wiped clean the records of three people who collectively spent decades in prison for murders they did not commit.

Daniel Taylor, Deon Patrick and Nicole Harris have long maintained their innocence, each of them saying they falsely confessed after lengthy interrogations that involved police threats and manipulations. When their cases unraveled, their convictions were thrown out. Obtaining a certificate of innocence was the final step in expunging their records. Cook County prosecutors did not object to their requests.

Read the rest of the Chicago Tribune story here.

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