$6M settlement for man cleared of killing daughter

September 20, 2013 7:38:30 AM PDT
A north suburban man cleared of killing his daughter and her friend is going to receive $6 million.

That's the settlement after Jerry Hobbs sued several Lake County officials.

He was released after spending five years behind bars waiting for his trial.

DNA evidence cleared Hobbs in the deaths of his 8-year-old daughter Laura and her 9-year-old friend, Krystal Tobias.

Another man has been charged in their murders.