Dennis Williams

 

Age: 46

 

Summary: Illinois man who went to death row in 1978 for the rape and murder of a couple, but who won his release in 1996 with the help of a Northwestern University professor and his class, and who along with his three co-defendants (known as the "Ford Heights Four") sued Cook County for wrongful imprisonment and was awarded a $36 million judgment.

 

 

Cause of Death: Undetermined causes

 

Born: February 13, 1957

 

Died: March 20, 2003

 

Location: Flossmoor, Illinois