Douglas Warney, a man with AIDS dementia who was wrongfully convicted of murder and denied compensation for his imprisonment, has taken his case to the New York State Court of Appeals, The New York Times reports. The state has argued that Warney’s signed confession makes him legally ineligible for financial compensation. Meanwhile, the American Psychological Association filed a friend-of-the-court brief stating that people suffering from AIDS dementia are especially vulnerable to police interrogation techniques designed to force a confession.

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