Man who was freed after murder conviction loses lawsuit
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by a central Missouri man who spent nearly 15 years in prison before a court said he had been wrongfully convicted of murdering his mother.
Dale Helmig had sued Osage County and three former law enforcement officers involved in his arrest and conviction.
The Jefferson City News Tribune reported that U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey rejected all seven of Helmig's claims, including that he had been falsely arrested and maliciously prosecuted.
Norma Helmig was found dead in 1993, tied to a concrete block in the Osage River.
Dale Helmig was convicted of first-degree murder in 1996 and sentenced to life in prison. He was freed in 2010 after a judge ruled that he was innocent of the crime.
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