Wrongfully Convicted of Rape, Man Awarded $41.6M A New York man who was wrongfully convicted of the rape of a fellow high school student back in 1989 has been awarded $41,650,000. The lawsuit filed by the man named Putnam County and the sheriff's investigator as defendants. Back when the plaintiff was in high school, a 15-year-old fellow student was found having been beaten, raped and strangled to death. Investigators suspected the plaintiff because he had been late to school one day. During a six-hour interrogation and after three lie detector tests, the plaintiff confessed to the crime. He was convicted despite the fact that DNA evidence did not match his own. According to the plaintiff, he feared for his life during the interrogation. In 2006, the plaintiff's conviction was dropped after DNA evidence pointed to another man who confessed of the crime. The plaintiff was awarded the $41,650,000 on Thursday.
Stephen Rex Brown, New York Daily News 10/23/2014
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