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22Aug

Board to Hear Former Inmate’s Demand for $5.7 Million

MADISON, WI —

The Wisconsin Claims Board is set to hear a former prison inmate’s demand for nearly $6 million in compensation.

Derrick Sanders, now 48, was sentenced to life in prison in 1993 in connection with a 1992 homicide in Milwaukee.

Sanders insisted he wasn’t at the scene. A circuit judge tossed out his conviction in August 2018. Prosecutors dropped the charges that September after one of Sanders’ co-defendants said he committed the homicide alone.

Sanders maintains that he was wrongfully convicted and has filed a claim with the state seeking $5.7 million. Such claims are usually a precursor to a lawsuit.

The board is set to consider Sanders’ claim during a hearing Thursday afternoon.

 

BY: Associated Press

PUBLISHED: SF Chronicle

LINK: https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/crime/article/Board-to-hear-former-inmate-s-demand-for-5-7-14370196.php

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