General Man gets $75 to restart his life after being wrongly imprisoned for 31 years

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- DNA testing helped overturn a man's conviction for rape after he spent decades in prison, but a Tennessee parole board said that evidence isn't strong enough for the governor to formally exonerate him and make him eligible for state compensation.

The board heard the case of Lawrence McKinney on Tuesday and voted 7-0 that the absence of his DNA following a rape was not conclusive evidence of his innocence, news organizations reported.

Following the hearing, McKinney's legal team said they plan to request an exoneration directly from Gov. Bill Haslam, who is not bound by the board's recommendation.

"We're going to ask the governor to exonerate this man ... and I think public support for Mr. McKinney is overwhelming," David Raybin, one of McKinney's attorneys, told The Tennessean.


Read more here. (Fox 5, Washington D.C.)
 
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