A Nebraska judge has awarded $800,000 to two people wrongly convicted in 1985 Beatrice rape and murder.
Attorney General Jon Bruning released the following statement on Thursday's decision in the case brought by James Dean and Joann Taylor.
Bruning said "Mr. Dean and Ms. Taylor provided false testimony that led to the conviction of an innocent man," Bruning added "we continue to believe the Nebraska Legislature did not intend to provide recovery to those who commit perjury under the wrongful conviction and imprisonment act. We will appeal this decision. "
Dean and Taylor were previously cleared in the 1985 death of Helen Wilson of Beatrice.