Work cut out for jury in Beatrice Six civil rights lawsuit
In this 2009 photo, Ada JoAnn Taylor, left, James Dean and his fiancee, Lydia Buckley, celebrate after vote pardoning the Beatrice Six.
Posted: Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 am
Updated: 11:08 am, Tue Mar 25, 2014.
LINCOLN — Two women improperly convicted of committing a 1985 murder still think they did it, even though they've been famously pardoned for the crime.
That's just a sample of the confusion that a federal jury will have to wade through in coming weeks as six people seek financial damages from the authorities who wrongly accused them of raping and killing a Beatrice woman. The civil rights trial began Monday in U.S. District Court in Lincoln.
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Monday, January 6, 2014 12:00 am.
Updated: 11:08 am.