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Resource ID: #26208
Subject: Wrongful Convictions
Source: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
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Date: Nov. 24, 2013

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The story follows the case of Sammy Hadaway, a 38-year-old Milwaukee man who suffers from brain damage, cerebral palsy and epilepsy. In 1996, Hadaway testified against his friend Chaunte Ott in a high-profile murder case, claiming that both had played a part in Jessica Payne's death. Due in large part to Hadaway's testimony, Ott was convicted of the murder and was sentenced to a lifelong prison term. Hadaway was convicted of a lesser charge in exchange for his cooperation.

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