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Police accused of torture, slicing man's shoes while he wore them 2018-01-19T14:26:39Z2018-01-19T14:33:11Z

Two detectives are accused of torturing a 17-year-old who was a suspect in a double homicide. Among other things, they stuck his feet into a paper cutter and sliced off the tips of his shoes. (Source: WBBM/CNN)

Two detectives are accused of torturing a 17-year-old who was a suspect in a double homicide. Among other things, they stuck his feet into a paper cutter and sliced off the tips of his shoes. (Source: WBBM/CNN)

CHICAGO (WBBM/CNN) - A man who spent 21 years in prison for a double murder is set to walk free Friday, after it was ruled there was credible evidence he was tortured during his interrogation.

Jamie Hauad is about to be a free man. He was 17 years old when he was convicted of the May 1997 double murder of two known gang members.

At the Leighton Criminal Courthouse on Thursday, a judge reduced Hauad's sentence to time served.

"This has been a big blessing," said Anabel Perez, his mother. "I am in peace because I know my son is going to be home, and I thank God for that."

A 23-page report by the Illinois Torture and Relief Commission within the State's Attorney's Office concludes "there is sufficient evidence of torture" and "a credibility problem with two of the investigating detectives."

Alison Flaum, an attorney with the Northwestern Legal Clinic, says Hauad was beaten inside the police station. Detectives, attempting to force him to confess, cut into his shoes while he was wearing them.

"His feet (were) placed under the knife of an industrial blade paper cutter and (the detectives) slowly lowered the knife," Flaum said.

A photo shows Hauad wearing white gym shoes. About 17 hours later, after Hauad was allegedly tortured, police took another photo of a lineup.

Hauad's not wearing the white shoes in the second photo; he has on black gym shoes. Another man is wearing his white ones, and the tips are cut off.

Flaum says Hauad traded shoes so the other man could take them to his mother as proof he was tortured. His mother wants the police officers to be held accountable.

"I say take their pensions," Perez said.

Cook County prosecutors agreed to Hauad's release but did not acknowledge his innocence. Hauad's attorneys say now they'll work to clear his name.

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