NEW YORK - A man whose murder conviction was overturned after he spent 11 years in prison has been awarded $2 million by New York State.
The award settles a wrongful conviction lawsuit filed by Michael Clancy.
Clancy, an elevator repairman, was arrested in March 1997 in the killing of John Buono in the Bronx.
He was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison.
He was released in 2008 after an informant told authorities he was present when another man killed Buono.
A second informant later confirmed Clancy's innocence.
Clancy's attorney, Ronald Kuby, told The New York Times that the settlement was the fourth largest in a wrongful conviction case in New York State.
Clancy says he plans to buy his parents a house with the money.
Copyright Associated Press
SPECIAL REPORT | Thousands of child care center inspections reports are NOW AVAILABLE. Find out what inspectors founds inside day care centers across the state.
SPECIAL REPORT | When it's out of your hands, when your life is at the mercy of an armed, masked man staring down at you from the barrel of a gun in your own home, you grasp at whatever it is you can control; breathing, composure, or faith.
SPECIAL REPORT | ABC2 Investigator Joce Sterman has reviewed thousands of pages of documents for her Bad Medicine report.
The Department of Natural Resources and the Coast Guard are on the scene of a drowning at Holiday Hill Marina in Anne Arundel County.