- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A man whose conviction for the deaths of two El Paso teens was overturned has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and eight police officers.

The El Paso Times reports (https://bit.ly/1PvxJw6 ) that Daniel Villegas’ lawsuit doesn’t ask for any specific compensation. It accuses the officers of coercing a false confession from him for the deaths of two teenagers in a 1993 drive-by shooting.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned the verdict against Villegas. The criminal case is still pending.

A state district judge ruled the confession was inadmissible at a new trial.

Villegas’ attorney says he’s looking for justice after spending nearly two decades in prison before his release.



A city attorney declined to comment to the newspaper.

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