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Stanley Wrice case sent to chief judge of Cook County

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows inmate Stanley Wrice. (AP Photo/Illinois Department of Corrections)

This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows inmate Stanley Wrice. (AP Photo/Illinois Department of Corrections)

The chief judge of Cook County will receive the case of Stanley Wrice, a man who says he was wrongly imprisoned in a 1982 gang rape.

Wrice's lawyers say he is a victim of police torture under the command of former Chicago Police Commander Jon Burge. They say his confession was false, and want the matter handled outside of Cook County because all current judges have ties to former Mayor Richard M. Daley and Appellate Court Judge Bertina Lampkin. Daley and Lampkin have both been subpoenaed to testify in Wrice's case.

In February 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Wrice should have a new evidentiary hearing.

Wrice is serving a 100-year prison sentence.

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