A wrongly convicted man who was sitting in California for 39 years in jail, gets a compensation in the millions.

The city of Simi Valley agreed with Craig Coley on a compensation payment in the amount of 21 million US dollars (approximately 19 million Euro), as a communication of the authorities from the weekend. The city has avoided so that it comes to the process.

Coley was convicted of a double homicide in his 24-year-old Ex-girlfriend and their four-year-old son in 1978 to life imprisonment. He assured always to be innocent. A DNA Test finally revealed that he could not have committed the deed.

Coley was released in November 2017. The former Governor of California, Jerry Brown pardoned him with immediate effect. The authorities of the Federal state and paid to him in addition, around 2 million US dollars.

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