PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A man who spent 28 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit has settled with the City of Philadelphia for $9.8 million. Chester Hollman was exonerated and released last year, after the District Attorney’s Office opened an investigation.
A key trial witness admitted to falsely implicating him in a 1991 murder. Hollman filed a federal wrongful conviction lawsuit.READ MORE: Gasoline Shortage Appears To Be Creeping Into Philadelphia Region
The city and Hollman announced the settlement Wednesday.
It does not include an admission of liability by the city or its employees.READ MORE: 'This Is Not Just Any Usual Recovery': Economist Explains Rash Of Price Hikes, Product Shortages
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