stories of wrongfully convicted persons that will be paid millions by their taxpayers of their respective states.
The Columbus, Ohio story features the story of Robert McClendon (pic, right) who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he did not commit, based on DNA analysis. He will be getting $1.1 million dollars from the Ohio Court of Claims, based on a recently reached settlement.
"At the time, prosecutors Terry Gilmore and Jolene Blair, both now Larimer County judges (!!!) used a psychological theory in the absence of any physical evidence to persuade a jury to convict Masters. Masters, 38, spent a decade behind bars before he was released in 2008 after advanced DNA testing found no trace of Masters' genetic material as well as DNA that may point to another suspect. There has been no new arrest in the case.
Masters' attorneys discovered that the prosecutors and Detective Jim Broderick concealed evidence that would have aided Masters at his 1998 trial."
That's right Colorado, you were paying Gilmore and Blair to do what they did to Mr. Masters; you're still paying Gilmore and Blair, because they were such great "tough" public servants you elected them to Judgeships; and, now you get to pay Mr. Masters $4 million for stealing a chunk of his life.
When will we learn?