4th Circuit Revives Lawsuit Over Wrongful Murder Conviction

4th circuit Revives lawsuit Over Wrongful Murder ConvictionCase against Baltimore City police officers who intentionally withheld exculpatory evidence can proceed

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed the case of James Larry Owens to proceed against the Baltimore Police Department, the police officers who intentionally withheld exculpatory evidence during his trial, and the Assistant State’s Attorney who deliberately presented false evidence against him. Mr. Owens was convicted of murder in 1988 and served more than 20 years in prison before he was exonerated.

Joshua Treem and Laura Abelson jointly represented Mr. Owens with Charles N. Curlett, Jr. of Levin & Curlett.

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