Dixmoor 5 win $40 million settlement

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‘Dixmoor 5′ case reopened

Officials are reopening the botched Dixmoor 5 case. Five men were convicted and later exonerated of the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

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The Illinois State Police will pay $40 million to five men who were wrongly sent to prison for the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl.

They’ve been known as the Dixmoor 5; they were imprisoned as teens for the murder of Cateresa Matthews in November of 1991; but DNA evidence cleared them three years ago.

The $40 million settlement is believed to be the largest payout ever by the State Police.

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