Man receives N3.65bn in compensation after wrongful 25-year jail term

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A U.S. man who was found innocent after serving 25 years in prison was given 10 million U.S. dollars (appr. N3.65 billion) 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.

The group said Wright now 44, is the 344th DNA exoneree in the nation. (Xinhua/NAN)

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