Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Elsie Law's Daily Dose Of The Law

New York will allegedly make a $2.6 million payout to a man who spent almost a decade and a half in prison for a crime he didn't commit.

The wrongly convicted man is reportedly receiving the money as a settlement to a federal civil rights lawsuit that he filed against the state and the city.

The erroneously convicted New Yorker was found guilty of murder in 1990. In 2005, new evidence emerged that led to his exoneration.

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