Statement: Alan Beaman receives a $5.4 million wrongful conviction settlement from Normal, Illinois

Statement by Alan Beaman’s attorneys Locke Bowman, Jon Loevy, and Jeffrey Urdangen: “Those of us close to this case have known Alan Beaman’s conviction nearly thirty years ago was a miscarriage of justice. Despite an irrefutable alibi, the complete absence of forensic evidence, DNA analysis excluding Mr. Beaman as the perpetrator, and official recognition by the Court and the Governor of Alan’s innocence, the outcome following a trial for damages can never be certain. A favorable verdict would have likely meant further appeals and more lengthy delay in achieving finality. So, this settlement amount is welcome, though hardly sufficient to compensate Alan Beaman and his family for their suffering brought on by Alan’s thirteen years of wrongful incarceration.”

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