Convictions vacated against 3 in 1991 Ill. slaying
11/3/2011 5:24:19 PM - AP News
CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for one of five men wrongfully imprisoned for the 1991 rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl says no price can be put on what his client lost.Cook County prosecutors vacated the convictions Thursday of three of five men serving prison time for the death of Cateresa Matthews of Dixmoor after DNA evidence connected another person to the crime. Prosecutors plan to dismiss the convictions of two others who've already served time.Craig Cooley is an attorney with the New York-based Innocence Project who represented Jonathan Barr.Barr was 14 when the crime was committed and is being held at Menard Correctional Center. Cooley says he lost his childhood.Prosecutors reopened the case this year after defense attorneys said DNA linked a convicted rapist to the crime.