CHICAGO – The city of Chicago is poised to pay out $10 million in compensation to a man who spent more than two decades in prison for a double murder he didn't commit.
Forty-seven-year-old Eric Caine's conviction in the 1986 slayings was largely based on a false confession he made after being physically abused by a detective.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the settlement is one of the largest to come out of the investigation into police torture under former Lt. Jon Burge, now serving 4 ˝ years in prison.
A doctor who treated Caine said the detective hit him so hard his eardrum ruptured. Caine spent 25 years in prison before he was exonerated.
A City Council committee approved the settlement Friday. The full council is expected to approve it next week.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://www.suntimes.com/index