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Possible Compensation for Man Wrongly Accused of Crime

Wilton Dedge sought $5 million from lawmakers last year and didn't get a dime.

Governor Bush is now joining a growing list of state officials who believe Dedge deserves compensation for his wrongful imprisonment. The governor believes it should be part of a formula rather than a haphazard cash award.

"It should be one in a process. The legislature should create a policy to deal with all of these cases. That may not happen as it relates to this case, but going forward, in a perfect world, there would be some appropriation and a policy going forward on these cases."

Dedge's request for compensation was recently denied by a circuit court. That decision is expected to be appealed.


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