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Oklahoma agrees to pay wrongly convicted man $175,000


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state of Oklahoma will pay $175,000 to a man wrongly convicted of rape more than 30 years ago.

The Oklahoman reported Sunday ( ) that a judge approved the settlement of the claim filed by 57-year-old Thomas Webb III.

Webb was convicted in 1983 of raping a University of Oklahoma student and spent 13 years in prison before DNA evidence proved his innocence. He was released in 1996.

A 2003 state law allows payments to those wrongly convicted, but authorities said then it didn't apply retroactively and denied Webb's application.

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