Bronx man suing over 20-year sentence for crime he didn’t do dies before trial

September 22, 2014 7:27 PM

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Bronx man suing over 20-year sentence for crime he didn’t do dies before trial

William Lopez, 55, who was freed from prison 20 months ago, suffered a fatal asthma attack Saturday, his friends and family said. He had been convicted in the 1989 shotgun murder of a suspected drug dealer, but the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice worked to have the verdict overturned. Lopez filed a civil suit in June.

A wrongly convicted Bronx man who was released after 23 years in prison died just before his $124 million lawsuit was supposed to go to trial.

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