BURTON, DARYL: Oddee online -
116,435. Sometimes the cops don’t get the bad guy, so they create one.
That’s what Daryl Burton alleged that the St Louis Police Department did in relation to his wrongful conviction and imprisonment for the slaying of a man at a gas station in 1984.
Burton was sentenced to life in prison for the crime, but was exonerated in 2008 when a judge released him, agreeing that evidence suggesting he was an innocent man was kept from the jury during his trial.
After 24 years in prison and two years out, Burton sued the city, its board of police commissioners, and several police officers, alleging that witnesses were coached into accusing him of the crime. He also claimed that police created false reports and hid eyewitness descriptions of the actual murderer, who was killed in 1986. (Murder & Miscarriage of Justice) Oddee online report ‘10 of the Worst Wrongful Imprisonment Cases’