After 20 Years in Prison Free! Third Case of Innocence-Project: Judges Order Lake County to Address Stark´s Conviction

Benny Starks and his legal team

One month after prosecutors in Lake County, Illinois, dismissed rape charges against Bennie Starks, appeals judges ordered prosecutors to address his request to dismiss a battery charge related to the same incident. Starks’ legal team expects that his battery conviction will be vacated and the charges dismissed when the case returns to the trial court.

Starks served 20 years and was freed on bond in 2006 when DNA evidence pointed toward his innocence. The Innocence Project has represented Starks since 1996, making his case one of the IP‘s oldest active cases.

Read more. www.innocenceproject.com/

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