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Thursday, May 17, 2007

James Calvin Tillman: One Happy Fella!

James Calvin Tillman
A joyful James Calvin Tillman speaks with reporters outside Superior Court in Hartford.
(BOB MACDONNELL)
Jul 11, 2006

State legislators tried to calculate the incalculable Wednesday, voting to award $5 million to compensate an innocent man who spent 18 years in prison.

The House and Senate unanimously approved the settlement with James Calvin Tillman, 45, who was freed a year ago after DNA evidence exonerated him of a rape in Hartford.

Source: Hartford Courant 5/17/07

2 comments:

Juliette Brush-Hoover said...

Wow. It would be hard not to be bitter after spending 18 years in prison for a crime you didn't commit. However, $5 million dollars would soften the blow, I suppose. Congrats to the exonerated!

Juliette Brush-Hoover said...

Wow. It would be hard not to be bitter after spending 18 years in prison for a crime you didn't commit. However, $5 million dollars would soften the blow, I suppose. Congrats to the exonerated!