Five former prisoners who were wrongfully convicted in a home invasion murder have received settlements and compensation totaling nearly $8 million following a botched investigation and misconduct by the sheriff’s office in Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Three masked men entered the Fairview home of Walter R. Bowman on September ...
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- $16,650,000 Settlement in D.C. Wrongful Conviction Suit, April 3, 2017. Wrongful Conviction.