Man Found Innocent After 25 Years In Prison Gets $10m

A US man was found innocent after spending 25 years in prison and was given $10 million as compensation.

The settlement on Wednesday set a record for the city of Philadelphia where Anthony Wright was sentenced to life without parole in a 1991 rape and murder case, reports Xinhua news agency.

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 DNA evidence later discovered 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.

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

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