A father of five had his life ripped apart when he was wrongfully convicted of the brutal hammer attack against his wife that left her so injured she now has to live in a nursing home. The couple had five young children, ranging in age from just 1-9 years old, at the time of the attack in 1996.
New York State Troopers arrested the man and endlessly interrogated him for hours. The man was so mentally exhausted from the endless hours of questioning without sleep that he falsely confessed to the attack even though he was innocent. This is not an uncommon phenomenon. That coerced confession led to a conviction on charges of attempted murder.