Men wrongfully convicted in Theresa Fusco case seek damages from Nassau County, police

A jury started hearing evidence in Restivo and

A jury started hearing evidence in Restivo and Halstead's case Tuesday afternoon. (Credit: News 12)

A Central Islip jury began to hear evidence Tuesday to decide whether two men wrongfully convicted in the 1984 rape and murder of a Lynbrook teen should be compensated for the years they spent behind bars.

John Restivo, Dennis Halstead and John Kogut were freed in 2003 after spending 17 years in prison when DNA evidence showed that another man had raped and murdered Theresa Fusco.


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