Black man gets $1million compensation for wrongfully jailed on murder charges for 39 years


Mr Ricky Jackson an African-American man was set
free last year after spending 39 years in prison after he was wrongfully accused of murdering a businessman way back in the 70s. The good news is that, Mr Jackson is getting $1m as
compensation from the state of Ohio for all the wasted years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. This clearly shows that, some of the people who are receiving death penalties are just getting killed for nothing, i mean some innocent people are
be killed or punished for nothing in the name of witnesses. Jackson was one of
three men sent to death row in 1975 after being convicted of aggravated murder in
the slaying of a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland.
Prosecutors at the time of the case relied on the testimony of a
13 year-old boy to convict Mr Jackson, now 58, and two brothers, Wiley Bridgeman and Ronnie Bridgeman, who were his best
friends. The Bridgeman brothers  have not yet received any compensation.

Years later, the boy, Eddie
Vernon, who earlier claimed to witness the crime recanted his testimony
and told authorities he had never actually witnessed the crime.

Sky News has it that, when he was told of his
compensation fee Ricky Jackson said 
“Wow, wow, wow, that’s fantastic, man. I don’t
even know what to say. This is going to mean so much.”

At least the man is free with some cash in his pocket, though no amount of money will ever buy someone’s freedom!


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