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Fairbanks Four Case Hearing

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April Monroe
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There was a hearing this morning (Wednesday) in the Fairbanks Four federal civil rights case against the City of Fairbanks. The Native men who came to be known as the Fairbanks Four: George Freese, Marvin Roberts, Kevin Pease and Eugene Vent were convicted and imprisoned for the 1997 beating death of 15-year-old John Hartman on a city street, but evidence presented during a 2015 hearing pointed to another group of local young men actually being responsible for the crime. The new evidence led to a settlement agreement, now at issue as the Fairbanks Four sue the city for civil rights violations. KUAC’s Dan Bross reports.