Saturday, March 9, 2013

Ohio man David Ayers, exonerated after 13 years in prison, wins $13m lawsuit

The AP reports, An Ohio man who spent 13 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has been awarded $13.2 milion by a federal jury.  David Ayers, 56, was released from prison in 2011 after an appeals court reversed his conviction of the 1999 murder of 76-year-old Dorothy Brown.  Two police detectives were found to have violated Ayers' civil rights by coercing and falsifying testimony and withholding evidence that indicated Ayers was innocent...

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Food for thought:   No amount of money can make up for spending one day in prison for a crime you didn't commit.  Trust me, I know!

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