State to pay $350K to woman wrongfully convicted of Beatrice murder


Journal Star
Nearly two years ago, Kathy Gonzalez was looking for a job in York and almost sorry she’d been exonerated in the 1985 murder of Beatrice widow Helen Wilson.

She had served five years in prison and had been living quietly in York since 1994. After news broke that all six people convicted in the rape and murder of Wilson had been exonerated by DNA testing, Gonzalez said being in the spotlight was almost worse than being a convicted felon nobody noticed.