Daily Archives: March 22, 2018

Exonerated Tennessee Man Gets $1M After 31 Years in Prison

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who spent 31 years in prison before new DNA evidence led to his 1978 rape and burglary convictions being overturned has been awarded $1 million in damages.
The Tennessean reports that the Tennessee Board of Claims voted unanimously Wednesday to award the sum to 61-year-old Lawrence McKinney, who was released in 2009.