Former Louisville Police detective Mark Handy admitted to helping wrongfully convict two men.
He took a plea deal on Monday and pleaded guilty to perjury and tampering with evidence.
The two men he helped convict spent nearly a decade behind bars each.
A former Louisville Police detective has admitted to tampering with evidence in cases in which innocent men were wrongly put behind bars for nearly a decade each.
Mark Handy took a plea deal on Monday and pleaded guilty to perjury and tampering with evidence, charges that carry a one-year sentence, WAVE 3 reported.
Handy was charged in September 2018, following a WAVE 3 investigation into the convictions of two men.
According to WLKY, Handy's actions as a detective led to the wrongful convictions of Edwin Chandler and Kieth West.
Chandler, who spent nearly a decade in prison for the 1993 murder of Brenda Whitfield, was exonerated after a fingerprint matched another man at the scene of the crime he was accused of.
In a 2008 re-investigation of Chandler's case, Former Louisville Metro Police Homicide detective Denny Butler found that Handy had lied about evidence and coerced Chandler into falsely confessing, WAVE 3 reported.
West, meanwhile, spent seven years in prison after Handy recorded over a witness recording from the case.
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