Forensic Files

Wrongfully convicted former Death Row inmate gets second bite at $18 million case

Decorative Scales of Justice in the CourtroomPosted: 04/07/2015, 10:45am |  @ Chicago Sun Times

Nathson Fields, former Death Row inmate who was cleared of a double murder, will get another chance to win substantial damages from the city and police. A lawsuit last year led to a judgment of $80,000; he had sought $18 million. | Rummana Hussain/Sun-Times

A former Death Row inmate who was wrongfully convicted of a double murder after a Chicago cop withheld or fabricated evidence against him, then was left fuming when a federal jury awarded him just $80,000 in damages, is getting another chance to win the $18 million he says he deserves.