SOUTH BEND — An Elkhart man whose 1994 conviction for attempted murder was overturned because it wasn’t disclosed that the victim underwent hypnosis is suing the city and the detective and prosecutor involved.

A federal appeals court in February vacated the conviction of Mack Sims for the non-fatal shooting of a security guard on Nov. 2, 1993. He was sentenced to 35 years in prison after he was convicted of shooting Shane Carey in the face, but he argued in an appeal that the conviction should be vacated because prosecutors didn’t disclose Carey had undergone hypnosis before testifying at trial, to sharpen his memory.

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