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Acquitted Death Row Inmate Files $360M Lawsuit After 17 Years In Prison

04/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

A Chicago man acquitted of murder after spending more than 17 years in prison filed a federal lawsuit Monday that seeks more than $360 million dollars from those who allegedly falsely imprisoned him.

Nathson E. Fields claims he spent 17 years and 11 months in prison after being falsely arrested, indicted and convicted for the April 28, 1984, shooting deaths of Talman Hickman and Jerome Smith on the 700 block of East 39th Street. He was acquitted of the murders on April 8, 2009, following a retrial, according to a suit filed in U.S. District Court.

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