Nebraska to Pay Wrongfully-Convicted Man $250K

Posted 6 months ago

By Associated Press

lawsuit-settlement(AP) — The state of Nebraska will pay $250,000 to a Grand Island man wrongfully convicted in 1969 of killing his wife.

Thomas Davis filed a claim against the state in 2009, as allowed by state law.

On Friday, attorney John Stevens Berry said the state has been ordered to pay him $250,000, plus costs.

Davis was convicted in 1969 of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Phyllis. The conviction was overturned in 1970 by the Nebraska Supreme Court, which cited improper admission of hearsay evidence, withholding of forensic evidence and prosecutorial misconduct.