Man whose conviction overturned suing, says he was framed

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A man whose manslaughter conviction was overturned because the Oregon State Police crime lab failed to disclose it had found another man’s DNA on the victim’s shoe has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against police. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the lawsuit filed by Nicholas McGuffin names Coquille, Coos County and Oregon State Police law enforcement officials. He alleges authorities manufactured and hid evidence in their case against him.  McGuffin was convicted in 2011 of killing Leah Freeman, then 15. Freeman vanished June 28, 2000, after leaving a friend’s house. Coos County and Coquille city officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment Monday, while Oregon State Police officials declined to comment.