No. 88-8512.

877 F.2d 947 (1989)

Calvin Lewis OWENS, Jr., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. FULTON COUNTY, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit.

July 20, 1989.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Robert W. Caplan, Avondale, Ga., Ralph Goldberg, Atlanta, Ga., for plaintiff-appellant.

Susan B. Forsling, Fulton County Office of Staff Counsel, Atlanta, Ga., for defendant-appellee.

Before KRAVITCH and CLARK, Circuit Judges, and HENDERSON, Senior Circuit Judge.


Carlos Lowery Young, Jr. was robbed and killed on February 18, 1984. The plaintiff-appellant, Calvin Lewis Owens, Jr. was mistakenly identified as one of Young's black assailants and indicted by the Fulton County Grand Jury on charges of murder and armed robbery. In October, 1984, Owens was convicted in Fulton County Superior Court of felony murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Soon after he and his alleged accomplice were sentenced, however, the...

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