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February 18, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Spokane judge denies compensation for 3 freed prison inmates

The Associated Press

SPOKANE  — A Spokane County judge says three men whose convictions were thrown out after they spent four years in prison are not entitled to state compensation.

The men sought about $680,000 under a law to compensate prisoners who were wrongfully jailed. The three were convicted of assault, robbery and drive-by-shooting in 2008 drug-related activity. They maintained their innocence, and their convictions were overturned in 2012 after an informant recanted his testimony.

Although they were not re-tried, the Washington attorney general’s office argued the men were never found to be “actually innocent” of the crimes.

The Spokesman-Review reports Superior Court Judge John Cooney ruled last week the men were not entitled to compensation under the state’s wrongfully convicted persons law.

Their lawyers are considering an appeal.

 

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