1955 Murder Suspect Sues for Ruling

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Darrel Parker, now 79 and living in Moline, Ill., says in his lawsuit that authorities coerced him into confessing he killed his 21-year-old wife, Nancy.

Parker was convicted of first-degree murder and served 13 years in prison. He was pardoned in 1991.

The lawsuit filed this past week in Lancaster County District Court seeks $500,000.

Parker had filed a claim earlier this year under Nebraska's wrongful-conviction law but didn't get a response. That cleared the way for his lawsuit.

The Nebraska Attorney General's Office declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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