‘Innocent’ American receives $10m compensation after decades in jail

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A United States (U.S.) man, who was found innocent after serving 25 years in prison, was given $10 million on Wednesday as compensation.
The settlement set a record for the city of Philadelphia, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, where Anthony Wright, who was 20 years old when the alleged crime occurred, was sentenced to life without parole for a 1991 rape and murder case.
DNA evidence discovered later proved that Wright was innocent.
Innocence Project, an activist group promoting DNA evidence in criminal investigations, said in a statement that Wright was the victim of poor investigation procedures by the police, who allegedly threatened to beat Wright if he wouldn’t sign a confession written by the police.

The group said Wright is the 344th DNA exoneree in the nation.

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