NY man freed after wrongfully jailed for 23 years dies suddenly from asthma attack

September 22, 2014 8:35 PM

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NY man freed after wrongfully jailed for 23 years dies suddenly from asthma attack

William Lopez was behind bars for more than two decades for a crime he did not commit. He was released last year, but his taste of freedom was brief.

The 55-year-old Bronx man suddenly died Saturday, just days before his $124 million lawsuit for false imprisonment was set to begin. Friends told The New York Post he died of a massive asthma attack.

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