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Marilyn Mulero — once sent to death row without a trial — sues Chicago after her conviction is overturned

Chicago Tribune
July 24, 2023

Marilyn Mulero — who was sentenced to death without a trial at age 23 — filed a federal lawsuit Monday against the city and two disgraced Chicago police detectives after having her murder conviction overturned last year.

A mother of two young children when initially incarcerated as a 21-year-old in 1992, Mulero joins a growing number of exonerated ex-inmates who have sued former detectives Reynaldo Guevara and Ernest Halvorsen. Her lawsuit accuses the Chicago Police Department of fostering an environment in which the detectives, in framing her for murder, were allowed to fabricate evidence, coerce a false confession through psychological torture, manipulate lineups and violate her civil rights in spite of her innocence.

“This evil and injustice cannot be overstated,” the lawsuit alleges.

Read more of Stacy St. Clair and Christy Gutowsk's reporting on Marilyn and the lawsuit in the Chicago Tribune.

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