Philadelphia To Pay $4.15M To Man Over Wrongful Conviction
The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $4.15 million to a man who spent 24 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.
It’s one of the largest such payouts in city history.
City officials agreed last week to settle a civil rights lawsuit filed by Shaurn Thomas, who was 20 when he was convicted of second-degree murder in a 1990 robbery and killing.
Thomas has said he was in custody on the day of the killing for an unrelated crime involving the attempted theft of a motorcycle.
His murder conviction was vacated in 2017.