Texas exoneree suing to receive full compensation

 

 

 

One of Texas’ best-known wrongly convicted men is suing the state comptroller in an effort to seek full compensation for the time he spent in prison.

Johnnie Lindsey filed papers with the Texas Supreme Court on Monday claiming Comptroller Susan Combs isn’t following the law by refusing to pay him for four of the nearly 26 years he spent in prison on charges of aggravated sexual assault.

The 59-year-old exoneree contends he’s owed $320,000 for part of a concurrent sentence that wouldn’t have been served if he hadn’t been wrongly convicted.

The conviction was thrown out in 2008 after testing on a rape kit excluded Lindsey as a suspect. He was featured on the Discovery Channel series “Dallas DNA.”

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7698226.html#ixzz1V8tnD0ZF

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