Alan Beaman files new lawsuit against City of Normal - – Rockford’s News Leader

Alan Beaman files new lawsuit against City of Normal


An Illinois man who spent 13 years behind bars before being cleared of his murder conviction has filed a new lawsuit against the City of Normal, Illinois and three ex-police officers.

DNA evidence cleared Alan Beaman, who now lives in the Rockford-area, of the 1993 strangulation death of Illinois State University student Jennifer Lockmiller.   The lawsuit accuses authorities of conspiring to frame him for the death of Lockmiller, who was Beaman's girlfriend at the time.

It alleges investigators focused on Beaman as a suspect and ignored other men who may have had motivation and opportunity to kill Lockmiller.

We reached out to Beaman for comment, he wouldn't go on the record with a statement.

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