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Alleged Burge Torture Victim Freed

Eric Caine's attorneys say a 1986 confession was coerced

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    Alleged Burge Torture Victim Freed

    A man allegedly beaten into confession by former Chicago PoliceCmdr. Jon Burge walked out of the Mendard Correctional Center, in Chester, Ill., and smelled freedom for the first time in more than 25  years.

    Eric Caine, 45, was ordered released a day earlier, the same day Burge went to prison for lying about torturing suspects.

    Caine had been serving a life sentence for a 1986 double murder.

    His attorney said Caine's confession was coerced, as evidenced by the ruptured eardrum he had in 1986 when he entered Cook County Jail.

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