After serving a wrongful conviction sentence, a Philadelphia man was exonerated and released in 2019. He was awarded a $9.8 million settlement after serving 28 years in jail for a 1991 murder he did not commit. Leading to his exoneration, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office’s Conviction Integrity Unit completed a 15-month reinvestigation which uncovered multiple problems with the way the initial investigation was undertaken. “He was failed,” head of the Conviction Integrity Unit said.
You May Have Legal Options if You Were Wrongfully Convicted