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(20 years in prison) Marvin Reeves (along with Ronald Kitchen) was convicted in 1988 of the murder of two women and three children

Reeves v. City of Chicago, et al. (20 years in prison) Marvin Reeves (along with Ronald Kitchen) was convicted in 1988 of the murder of two women and three children. Based on allegations that a witness against him was tortured into identifying Reeves as one of the killers, Reeves was released from prison in 2009 and received a certificate of innocence from the presiding judge of the Criminal Division of the Cook County Circuit Court. Reeves then sued numerous retired Chicago police officers alleging they beat a witness into identifying him as one of the killers. Shortly after filing suit in the Northern District of Illinois (and apparently not liking the judge his case was assigned to), Reeves voluntarily dismissed his federal suit and is expected to be re-filing his complaint in State Court.