Illinois man who spent over a decade in prison to get another day in court

By WEEK Reporter

Illinois man who spent over a decade in prison to get another day in court

February 5, 2013 Updated Feb 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM CDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- An Illinois man who spent more than a decade in prison before his murder conviction was thrown out will get another day in court.

Alan Beaman was serving a 50-year sentence when the Illinois Supreme Court in 2008 reversed his conviction for the 1993 murder of former girlfriend Jennifer Lockmiller.

The so-called 'trial on an innocence petition' allows those convicted of crimes to ask a court for a finding of innocence after their convictions have been reversed or vacated.

The case will be heard in August by a Champaign County Judge because of conflicts of interest among judges in McLean County.

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