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Ohio man exonerated of murder after
13 years in prison wins $13.2M

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/10/2013 6:22:47 AM

CINCINNATI – An Ohio man who was exonerated after spending 13 years in prison for murder cried as a federal jury found that two Cleveland police detectives violated his civil rights by coercing and falsifying testimony and withholding evidence that pointed to his innocence. The jury´s verdict on Friday, which included awarding $13.2 million to David Ayers of Cleveland for his pain and suffering, brings an end to the legal battle he´s been fighting since his arrest in the 1999 killing of 76-year-old Dorothy Brown. Ayers, 56, was released from prison in 2011 after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/10/2013 8:09:47 AM     (No. 9217652)

It wasn´t the lottery, he did not "win" anything. He was awarded the money due to false imprisonment.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 3/10/2013 9:54:27 AM     (No. 9217749)

there are probably 95% ´´good guys´´ in law enforcement but the 5% of lazy or corrupt have the power to mess with your life like no other...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/10/2013 10:37:50 AM     (No. 9217803)

This kind of thing is so sickening. They know the guy is innocent but they scam a guilty conviction anyway, leaving the real murderer out there to kill again.

This is why the death penalty makes me nervous.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: MisterDickens, 3/10/2013 11:14:41 AM     (No. 9217844)

Remind me why it´s worth 13 mil? Punishement for the perpetrators? Then why do the taxpayers pick up the bill?

These absurd awards deter nothing. What´s the point? Pay him what he could have earned and maybe even double it but 13 mil? Ridiculous.

Then take the bad cops and prosecutors and put them away for life instead of putting a bad boy letter in their file. Now that would be a deterrent.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: safesword, 3/10/2013 11:40:32 AM     (No. 9217882)

i understand your reasoning number 4...but...the man lost time from his life...that he will never get back because the all knowing benevolent state(and populace of the jury) ruined his life....again,i understand where you are coming from..but for me,30 million would have been better..and yes,throw the bad legal people from the state in the pokey for life..that i agree with..

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TulsaTowner, 3/10/2013 11:42:58 AM     (No. 9217885)

They didn´t just take away his income for 13 years. They all but took away his life for those years. They undermine the entire society with this behavior and belong in prison themselves.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 3/10/2013 11:53:54 AM     (No. 9217911)

How many of us would accept incarceration in a prison for 13 years @ $1 million a year?
Not me!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fishbone, 3/10/2013 12:20:04 PM     (No. 9217940)

How about huge fines and jail time for the corrupt officials who knowingly incarcerated this man?


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Reply 9 - Posted by: curious1, 3/10/2013 12:33:46 PM     (No. 9217956)

Government employees (´officials´, ´agents´, ´officers´, politicians, bureaucrats, etc) should face the death penalty for such actions. They want the power, then accept the responsibility, too. And hold them responsible.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Distorted, 3/10/2013 1:14:33 PM     (No. 9218010)

If the city and housing authority were dismissed from the suit, why does the attorney for the plaintiff think they will pay for the judgement against the individual cops?

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