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United States: Wrongfully Detained for 45 Years, Find Out How Much Richard Phillips Will Collect

Richard Phillips is the 73-year-old man who was sentenced to life in October 1972 for a murder he did not commit. After spending 45 years in prison, he was cleared and released. he will receive from the Michigan authorities the sum of 1, 5 million dollars (1.35 million euros) as compensation.

He now intends to ” relax and paint “. ” I’m going to keep a low profile, travel and enjoy life. ” 

United States: wrongfully detained for 45 years, find out how much he will collect

Phillips had been charged with the murder of a certain Gregory Harris, based on the testimony of the victim’s brother-in-law. A testimony that finally turned out to be false 45 years later. According to Detroit News , it is his co-accused Richard Palombo who admitted to killing Harris seven years ago with the help of his brother-in-law and that at the time he did not know Richard Phillips.

Richard Phillips had never ceased to claim his innocence. After the recognition of his innocence, Richard Phillips had become, according to the University of Michigan, wrongly convicted of the United States having spent the most time behind bars. It is thanks to the Clinic’s Innocence Clinic program dedicated to correcting miscarriages that Richard Phillips was released.

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When he regained his freedom, Richard Phillips was able to sell painted pictures during his detention. His colorful works were sold for several thousand dollars. Now the old black detainee will have enough to see, even if the lost years are not replaced. ” I just want to relax, relax and paint, ” said Richard Phillips, commenting on the good news.

 

 

Phillips had been charged with the murder of a certain Gregory Harris, based on the testimony of the victim’s brother-in-law. A testimony that finally turned out to be false 45 years later. According to Detroit News , it is his co-accused Richard Palombo who admitted to killing Harris seven years ago with the help of his brother-in-law and that at the time he did not know Richard Phillips.

Richard Phillips had never ceased to claim his innocence. After the recognition of his innocence, Richard Phillips had become, according to the University of Michigan, wrongly convicted of the United States having spent the most time behind bars. It is thanks to the Clinic’s Innocence Clinic program dedicated to correcting miscarriages that Richard Phillips was released.

When he regained his freedom, Richard Phillips was able to sell painted pictures during his detention. His colorful works were sold for several thousand dollars. Now the old black detainee will have enough to see, even if the lost years are not replaced. ” I just want to relax, relax and paint, ” said Richard Phillips, commenting on the good news.

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