A native of the United States was in jail for 25 years on charges of murdering his friend. Now freed American will receive $ 6 million.
Authorities of the United States costly mistake of the justice system, in consequence of which the inhabitant of new York Jonathan Fleming received a life sentence. Now 53-year-old representative of the stronger sex, who spent a little less than half of his life in the colony, will receive $ 6 million in compensation.
The American was arrested in 1989 and charged with murder. At the time of the offence he was located in Florida and even brought the plane tickets, but he was convicted. Eyewitnesses declared that he saw, as he shot his own friend, informs the Guardian.
The result of false testimony Fleming spent 25 years of imprisonment. It is unfair to convict filed several appeals, but they were rejected. After 20 years, his lawyers managed to find an eyewitness who pointed to the real killer. With Jonathan was cleared of all charges and released from prison in 2014. Fleming stressed that he and his family always believed that justice will prevail. So the authorities had to pay him as compensation 6.25 million rubles. Taking into account the opinion of the government, these funds will help American to start a new life.
However the victim was expecting a more substantial amount. According to some, Fleming demanded for a false verdict 162 million dollars, but later agreed to the terms of the government.
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