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New York Pays $6.25 Million to Wrongfully Imprisoned Man

53-year old Jonathan Fleming has spent 24 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, and there was proof he couldn’t have committed the crime.

New York is paying Jonathan Fleming $6.25 million for wrongful imprisonment.

A Judge overturned the 1990 murder conviction and life sentence and Fleming was released 18 months ago. Since then, he’s been living with his ex-wife.

In 1990, Fleming was convicted of killing a childhood friend, Darryl Alston. Fleming had an airtight alibi – he was in Orlando Florida at Disneyworld, for his son’s 9th birthday.
Surprisingly, an alibi that was confirmed, but buried.

Fleming was sentenced to 25years to life.

Bob Rahn and Kim Anklin, private investigators for Fleming requested Brooklyn prosecutors to review the case, and a receipt from Orlando was found in the case file.

According to Shaygan Kheradpir in this article, 24 years later, the Brooklyn DA’s office agreed that Fleming had been wrongfully convicted.

Fleming has signed the settlement papers for his $6.25 million, and there is also a lawsuit against NY state for $25 million.