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Pardon Requested For Wrongfully Convicted Man

The governor of Illinois has a big decision to make. He's been asked to pardon Randy Steidl who was wrongfully convicted of a double murder. Attorneys for the Center For Wrongful Convictions sent the governor a letter making the request.
From our affiliate WCIA:

The governor of Illinois has a big decision to make. He's been asked to pardon Randy Steidl.

Attorneys for the Center For Wrongful Convictions sent the governor a letter making the request.

The Edgar County man was wrongfully convicted of a double murder. He spent 17 years in prison before being released in 2009.

Earlier this year, Steidl was awarded $6 million in a civil suit.

Former Illinois Governors Ryan and Blagojevich refused to pardon him.
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