Livers Settles Lawsuit Against Cass County Deputies And Nebraska State Patrol

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Matthew Livers, who was falsely accused in the 2006 murder of Wayne and Sharmon Stock in Murdock, Nebraska, has settled his lawsuit against Cass County Deputies and the Nebraska State Patrol for 1.6 million dollars.

Livers' attorney Locke Bowman said Tuesday that his client, who eventually confessed to the murders, was "railroaded" in the investigation.

"My client suffers from an intellectual disability," Bowman explained.

"It was an interrogation that featured threats, we'll hang your ass from the highest tree, it featured abusive refusals to accept Matt Livers protestations of innocence over and over again. "

Bowman said the interrogation of Livers was videotaped and the tactics that were used should be studied by the Nebraska State Patrol.

"As a result you can see on this videotape Matt Livers being fed information about this crime, and as a result of this spoon fed confession he ends up accused of a double murder he didn't commit."

Livers also received a default judgment against CSI David Kofoed who was convicted of tampering with evidence in the murder case. Bowman says his client will be in court next week to determine monetary compensation.

Nicholas Sampson, who was also falsely accused in the case, settled earlier for $960,000.

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