|Ohio court: wrongly imprisoned man gets $600,000|
|Written by Associated Press|
|Friday, 06 December 2013 07:31|
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Court of Claims says a man wrongfully imprisoned for 16 years should get more than $600,000 in compensation from the state for lost wages.
The court ruled last month that Darrell Houston proved he was entitled to the compensation. The decision came following a four-day trial in September.
A Cuyahoga County judge declared last year that Houston had been wrongfully imprisoned after being convicted in 1992 on aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges.
Houston already received nearly $265,000 in a preliminary judgment from the court as part of the compensation for the time he spent behind bars.
The state Controlling Board must approve final release of the money.
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