ROCKFORD (WREX) - The Rockford man who served more than 13 years for murder before his conviction was overturned wants a "certificate of innocence".
In January, the Illinois Supreme Court overturned Alan Beaman's conviction in the 1995 death of Illinois State University student Jennifer Lockmiller of Normal.
The certificate would allow Beaman to get a definitive court ruling of his innocence which would make it possible for him to file a state claim for compensation.
McLean County State's Attorney Bill Yoder says Lockmiller's death remains under investigation and his office is opposing Beaman's request.
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