- Associated Press - Thursday, August 6, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - The family of a man who spent over 20 years behind bars for three murders he didn’t commit is suing New York City.

Sharrif Wilson died this year, less than a year after his release.

His sister, Tiffany Wilson, and mother, Gloria Wilson, are filing the lawsuit for damages.

The lawsuit will be announced at their attorneys’ office on Thursday.

Sharrif Wilson was 15 year olds when he and a friend, 18-year-old Anthony Yarbough, were arrested for the 1992 murders of Yarbough’s mother, 12-year-old sister and family friend in a Coney Island housing project.

In 2013, a judge threw out their convictions based on new DNA evidence.

Wilson died in January 2015 of breathing-related problems.

The city Law Department tells The New York Times the case is under review.

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