Taste of freedom


Bill Amor was convicted of an arson and murder he did not commit. Attorneys with the Illinois Innocence Project say that in 1995, Amor gave a false confession after 15 hours of questioning by police.

In February 2018, Amor was acquitted in a retrial, and traveled four hours to Springfield to personally thank the staff of the project who fought for his innocence on his behalf. Amor sat with Angel Gonzalez, left, who the project helped exonerate in 2015, and Larry Golden,  director of the project.