Oral ‘Nick’ Hillary suing over 40 officials in St. Lawrence County

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The man who stood trial for the murder of 12-year-old Garrett Phillips is now looking to cash in after his acquittal last fall.


Oral “Nick” Hillary is suing nearly every person and organization involved in his arrest and subsequent court battle. According to what Hillary’s attorney told 7 News, the suit is seeking millions of dollars in total from dozens, including St. Lawrence County, its District Attorney’s office, current DA Mary Rain, Sheriff Kevin Wells, employees of the village of Potsdam, the state police, along with Onondaga County and its DA who helped try the case against him.

Hillary is also separately suing the village of Potsdam and its police, although both suits could merge into one.

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