Hobbs files fed suit against Lake Co.

December 1, 2010 3:42:06 PM PST
A former Zion man who spent five years in jail before murder charges against him were dropped has filed a federal lawsuit.

Jerry Hobbs was accused of murdering his daughter and another girl in 2005. He was freed after DNA evidence implicated another man.

Hobbs is now suing Lake County law enforcement officials. He says his confession was coerced. The lawsuit does not say how much money he is seeking.