Illinois Innocence Project Frees Wrongly Convicted Man

Patrick Yeagle
Illinois Times | February 20, 2015
The gruesome rape and murder of 15-year-old Kristina Hickey in 1984 put Christopher Abernathy behind bars for nearly 30 years. Just one problem: he didn't do it.

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