New York City will pay $7 million to a man who served 23 years in prison for a murder he did not commit, city officials have announced.
Grant Williams was found guilty of fatally shooting Shdell Lewis in 1997, but a judge overturned the conviction last year. On Monday, New York City Comptroller Brad Lander said the city will seek to compensate Mr Williams for the decades he lost behind bars.
“While no amount of money can bring back those years for Mr. Williams or his family, I am pleased that we were able to quickly reach a fair and early resolution of this claim,” Mr. Lander said in a statement.
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