Kansas has paid 2 of 5 claims for wrongful incarceration
written by Associated Press
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -
One year after lawmakers agreed to compensate people who were wrongfully convicted and incarcerated, Kansas has paid two of five claims.
Kansas has agreed to pay $1.1 million to Richard Jones of Kansas City, who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of a robbery that he says was committed by someone who looks just like him. This week the state agreed to pay $1.03 million to Floyd Bledsoe , who wrongly spent nearly 16 years behind bars for the murder of a 14-year-old girl.
Still pending is a petition filed by Lamonte McIntyre , who was mistakenly imprisoned 23 years for a double murder.
Kansas is disputing claims for compensation filed by two others.