CNN reports on the good news for Tim Masters. Ten years after his murder conviction DNA testing proved his innocence. He's now suing everyone in sight and who can blame him?
The first person released from prison in Colorado because of DNA evidence is suing police and prosecutors who worked to put him behind bars.
Lawyers for Tim Masters filed suit in federal court Tuesday, claiming hundreds of documents and expert opinions that pointed toward his innocence in a murder case were withheld from his lawyers.
Of course, I don't know the whole story, but it sure sounds like another case of over-zealous cops and prosecutors. This man was convicted of killing someone when he was 15 years old, but that conviction took place 12 years after the fact. I guess there's a whole story there. He's been in jail for ten years now and sure doesn't look his age. I hope he gets millions.
The case is a bit complicated though. Besides the DNA questions which I presume were only resolved recently, there were serious procedural inconsistencies. What about those former prosecutors who are now judges? What should happen to them? Is what they did considered a "white collar crime?" It's certainly wasn't a victimless one, which is some prople's criterion for no jail time.
What's your opinion? Should a guy like Masters get rich now in a civil law suit? Should the former prosecutors go to jail? What do you think?