Alan Beaman dismisses claims against former McLean County State's Attorney

By WEEK Producer

July 12, 2013 Updated Jul 12, 2013 at 10:42 PM CDT

MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. – Alan Beaman has agreed to dismiss all claims against former McLean County State’s Attorney Charles Reynard and former Assistant State’s Attorney James Souk.

Beaman filed a civil rights lawsuit in 2010 against Reynard, Souk and several police officers alleging they concealed evidence that led to his prosecution and conviction of the murder of his former girlfriend Jennifer Lockmiller.

Beaman spent more than 13 years in prison for the 1993 murder of the 22-year-old Illinois State University student.

He was released from prison in 2009 after the Illinois Supreme Court reversed his conviction. He was formally declared innocent in the death in April 2013.

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