MI - Richard Phillips, cleared of murder after 45 years in prison, Wayne County, 28 Mar 2018

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  1. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison for crime he didn't commit now selling his art to get by | Daily Mail Online
    • Richard Phillips, 73, was 26 years old when he was sentenced to life in a Michigan prison for a murder he did not commit
    • He was exonerated in March and is now surviving on $500 a month in Social Security and $89 in food stamps
    • Phillips, who worked for Chrysler, was blamed for the murder of Gregory Harris
    • An artist, Phillips said he was initially given a deal in which would reduce his sentence to a second-degree murder charge and let him go - but he refused
    • He could be entitled to as much as $2.25 million dollars under Michigan's Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act
    • But the state so far is resisting, so he is displaying 50 of his more than 400 watercolors at a Detroit area gallery and is willing to sell them
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    Michigan man who spent 45 years in prison for crime he didn't commit now selling his art to get by

    Murder charges dropped against man who served 45 years

    Nation's longest serving exoneree cleared of murder after 45 years in prison

     
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    Wow. How unbelievably tragic.
     
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  3. Ibiz

    Ibiz Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

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    I wonder why the state is resisting to pay him his compensation money?
     
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    Ibiz Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

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    You brought a good point. I really dont see why a conviction in another state, should have an effect on the injustices he received in MI.
     
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