In 2009, six Nebraskans were pardoned after spending a collective 70 years in prison for a murder that they didn’t commit. The Beatrice Six case is a shocking example of wrongful conviction based on faulty forensics and false confessions, mistakes that caused irreparable damage to the lives of six innocent people.
Worst of all, each of the surviving members of the Beatrice Six testified that they were threatened with the death penalty in order to pressure them to confess.
Now, the Beatrice Six are back in U.S. District Court to continue to offer evidence that their false confessions were the result of misconduct and psychological manipulation.
Read the ongoing coverage of the case below:
“Expert on false confessions blames investigators in Beatrice Six lawsuit.” Omaha World-Herald, Jan. 11, 2014.
“Testimony at Beatrice 6 trial: ‘They just got rid of us, like dirty Kleenex'” Omaha World Herald, Jan. 18, 2014.