Appeals Court Overturns Nevers' Manslaughter Conviction

Published On: Feb 04 2013 08:14:35 AM EST   Updated On: Mar 07 2003 07:15:27 AM EST

An appeals court has overturned the manslaughter conviction of former Detroit Police Officer Larry Nevers, Local 4 reported.

Nevers was sentenced in May 2000 to seven to 15 years in prison for the flashlight beating death of black motorist Malice Green in 1992.

Green and another man were outside a house police believed was a drug house, according to Local First News.

Nevers and his partner, Walter Budzyn, approached Green and began questioning him. After a fight, witnesses told Local First News that Green was beaten by the officers with heavy flashlights.

Green (pictured, right) went into a seizure and was pronounced dead on arrival at a hospital. He was high on cocaine at the time, according to Local First News.

Nevers' defense lawyer, Neil Fink, said his client, who has spent time in prison, has been through hell, and Fink doubts anyone would want to retry Nevers, the station reported.

Stay with and Local First News at 5 p.m. for the latest developments on this case.

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