Judge: No wrongdoing by prosecutors in freed inmate’s case


CLEVELAND (AP) — A county and three officials have been cleared of any wrongdoing in the case of an Ohio man freed after serving two decades in prison for a murder his attorneys say he didn’t commit.

The Mansfield News Journal (http://ohne.ws/1PXZxeo ) reports that a federal judge in Cleveland granted a motion for summary judgment Tuesday, nearly two years after Glenn Tinney filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against Richland County and its prosecutors.

He had accused them of exploiting his well-documented mental illness, railroading him into a false confession and withholding evidence of his innocence.

Tinney pleaded guilty to the 1988 beating death of Ted White in Mansfield. A judge ordered his release from prison, saying his confession suggested he wasn’t guilty.

Tinney’s attorney says they will appeal Tuesday’s decision.

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Information from: News Journal, http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com

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