NY Pays $2.6 Mil to Innocent Palladium Murder Defendant
Olmedo Hildago was one of two men wrongfully convicted in the notorious Palladium night club murder of a bouncer in New York. He served 14 years in prison. There were years of twists and turns and much resistance by DA Morganthau's office before his vindication.
The lawsuits of the second defendant, David Lemus, who was retried and acquitted in 1997, are still pending.
The two men had some help establishing their innocence, from unlikely sources: A former prosecutor, a former detective and the jury forewoman.
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