$14-million payout approved in L.A. wrongful conviction of man who spent 32 years behind bars

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Andrew Wilson, center, holds hands with his daughters as he leaves the Men's Central Jail in Los Angeles on March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Andrew Wilson, center, holds hands with his daughters as he leaves the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles on March 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

The Los Angeles City Council approved a $14-million settlement Wednesday for Andrew Wilson, who spent more than three decades behind bars for a murder conviction vacated in 2017.

Wilson was convicted of the 1984 robbery and murder of 21-year-old Christopher Hanson but always maintained his innocence.

His case was taken up by Loyola Law School’s innocence project, which raised questions about the methods used by a Los Angeles police detective to have a witness identify Wilson as the suspect.

The conviction was vacated by a Los Angeles County judge and Wilson was released after 32 years behind bars. He was later found to be factually innocent of the crime.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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