Court awards $1.5M to Kansas man wrongfully convicted


February 23, 2020

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man awarded more than $1.5 million on Monday after spending 23 years in prison for a double murder he did not commit plans to continue his fight against those responsible for his nightmare, his attorney said.

In addition to the monetary compensation, Lamonte McIntyre of Kansas City, Kansas, also received on Monday a certificate of innocence from Shawnee County District Judge Teresa L. Watson as part of a resolution of a mistaken-conviction lawsuit McIntyre filed last year.

"Today, Lamonte McIntyre has been declared, finally and conclusively, a completely innocent...

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