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Shomberg family to try again to win compensation for wrongful conviction

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Relatives of a man who died after he was denied compensation for a wrongful conviction will try again to win that case.  

Relatives of Forest Shomberg will appear at a hearing of the State Claims Board on Wednesday.

Shomberg was in prison for six years, before DNA evidence in 2009 cleared him of the sexual assault of a UW-Madison student in 2002.  

Authorities said the victim was pulled off a street and was groped in a violent manner before she could break free.

Shomberg asked for just over $102,000 from the State Claims Board, but the panel unanimously said no in 2012. He challenged the rejection in court, and a judge in Eau Claire ordered that the Claims Board hear the case again.  

The judge said the board did not investigate Shomberg's innocence before rejecting the claim.  A couple months after that ruling, Shomberg was found dead in a parked car in Madison.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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