Nebraska Board of Pardons members don't have to testify in Beatrice Six case

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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 12:00 am

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Members of the Nebraska Board of Pardons will not have to explain why they pardoned six people who were wrongfully convicted of a 1985 Beatrice murder, a judge has ruled.

The ex-prisoners, known as the Beatrice Six, were convicted in the murder of Helen Wilson, 68, and spent a combined 87 years in prison before they were exonerated in 2008 after DNA testing implicated another man.

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