Nebraska judge awards $800,000 to 2 people wrongly convicted of 1985 Beatrice murder, rape

OMAHA, Neb. — A judge has awarded $800,000 to two people wrongly convicted in the 1985 killing of a Beatrice woman.
Ada JoAnn Taylor and James Dean sued the state for $500,000 each, saying they were wrongfully convicted in the rape and murder of Helen Wilson in 1985. Four others, collectively known as the Beatrice Six, were pardoned in 2009 after DNA evidence exonerated them.