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New York City Pay $6.25 million To Man Who Was Falsely Convicted

New York City has agreed to pay $ 6.25 million to 53 year old Jonathan Flemming who has spent half of his life in prison for a murder he did not commit. The settlement which was on reached on Tuesday came more than a year after a judge had ordered Fleming’s release from prison. Comptroller Scott Stringer said settling Jonathan Fleming’s claim is “in the best interest of all parties.” “We cannot give back the time that he served, but the city of New York can offer Jonathan Fleming this compensation for the injustice that was committed against him,” Stringer said. Press TV reports: Fleming had been found guilty of the August 1989 shooting death of a drug trafficker despite being with his family in Orlando, Florida. He was freed in April 2014 after his conviction was overturned by the Brooklyn district attorney. “Mr. Fleming spent nearly half of his life behind bars for a crime that evidence available at the time proved he could not have committed,” New York City comptroller Scott Stringer said. “We cannot give back the time that he served, but the city of New York can offer Jonathan Fleming this compensation for the injustice that was […] Your News Wire

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