A decade ago, the Journal Star produced "Presumed Guilty," an eight-day series telling the story of a 1985 murder in Beatrice and the troubled investigation that led to the wrongful conviction of six men and women.
The group known as the Beatrice 6 collectively spent more than 70 years in prison before new DNA testing exonerated them in 2008.
The botched investigation and wrongful convictions resulted in a judgment of more than $28 million that still looms over the heads of Gage County taxpayers and continues to make headlines to this day.
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For the next five days, the Journal Star revisits this important story in a new way. Come back each day through Thursday for the next episode.
Ten years after the publication of "Presumed Guilty" — and almost 35 years after Helen Wilson’s death — the story of the Beatrice 6 remains a riveting tale of crime, justice and injustice. Follow the podcast and read the original series to understand a story that resonates today.
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