Wrongfully convicted Ohio man awarded $13M
Updated: Monday, March 11 2013, 09:02 PM EDT
CLEVELAND, Ohio (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An Ohio man who spent 13 years in prison, wrongfully convicted of murder, has been awarded more than $13 million.
David Ayers was freed last September after the Ohio Innocence Project conducted DNA testing.
It cleared him of killing a 76-year-old woman who lived at the public housing development where he was a security officer.
On Friday, a federal jury returned one of the largest civil verdicts for his wrongful prosecution and imprisonment.
Ayers will be paid nearly $1 million for every year he spent in prison.
Reps for the City of Cleveland say they're disappointed with the verdict.