In a settlement announced yesterday, Roy Brown will receive $2.6 million from the state of New York. Brown sued the state in May 2007 after spending 15 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. He was freed in January 2007 after DNA testing obtained by the Innocence Project proved his innocence and pointed to the identity of the real perpetrator.
"It's some sort of justice. It doesn't correct things or make things right. I can still feel the weight of those chains, but they're not that heavy anymore," said Brown, now 47.
"I think I would like it to be a lot more, but I don't have that much time to hang around waiting. I have a lot of medical bills to pay," said Brown, who had a liver transplant last year and said he has about $250,000 in medical bills.
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. (Associated Press, 12/9/08)