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Black man wrongfully jailed for 39 years to receive $1m after being cleared of murder

Black man wrongfully jailed for 39 years to receive $1m after being cleared of murder A black man who was freed last year after spending 39 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit but was falsely convicted for will receive around $1m as compensation from the state of Ohio. He was one of three men sent to death row in 1975 after being convicted of aggravated murder in the slaying of a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland. Prosecutors at the time of the case relied on the testimony of a 13 year-old boy to convict Mr Jackson, now 58, and two brothers, Wiley Bridgeman ...
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Added March 21, 2015
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