Man who served 20 years for murder he didn’t commit gets $6M


HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man who served more than 20 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has been awarded $6 million by the state of Connecticut.

Miguel Roman was released from prison in 2008 after DNA tests pointed to another man in the 1988 slaying of a 17-year-old girl in Hartford.

The Hartford Courant (cour.at/1SdHSQ0) reports Claims Commissioner J. Paul Vance Jr. on Monday apologized to Roman in the award decision “for the burden that he was forced to suffer” during his imprisonment.

Roman was sentenced to prison for 60 years after a jury convicted him in 1990 of the killing of Carmen Lopez. Roman is now 59.

Another man, Pedro Miranda, was found guilty of the girl’s murder in 2011 and is serving a life sentence.

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Information from: Hartford Courant, http://www.courant.com

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