CULPEPER, Va. (AP) -- A trial is scheduled next year for a lawsuit filed by a man whose capital murder conviction in Culpeper County was overturned.
Michael Hash is suing the Culpeper County sheriff, a former prosecutor and several others.
The Culpeper Star-Exponent (http://bit.ly/10I2geR ) reports that the case is scheduled to go to trial in April 2014 in U.S. District Court in Charlottesville.
The 31-year-old Hash was 15 when 74-year-old Thelma D. Scroggins was killed in 1996. He was convicted in 2001.
He served 12 years of a life sentence before U.S. District Court Judge James Turk overturned his conviction in 2012. Turk cited police and prosecutorial misconduct.
Hash's lawsuit claims the defendants engaged in a concerted effort to convict him, even though there wasn't any credible evidence against him.
Information from: Culpeper Star- Exponent, http://www.starexponent.com
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