After spending more than two decades in prison for a wrongful conviction, a New York man has died a little less than two years after his release, according to the Huffington Post. 55-year-old William Lopez died from complications following an asthma attack on Saturday. He had recently filed a $124 million lawsuit against the city of New York, stemming from his 1989 conviction of killing a suspected drug dealer. A federal judge overturned that conviction last year based on faulty evidence and a witness recanting. The court proceedings will now have to be postponed while Lopez’s widow is established as the estate holder before she can continue on behalf of her husband.
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