KS denies wrongly convicted man his due

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Opinion

August 28, 2019 - 10:26 AM

Lamonte McIntyre and his mother, Rosie McIntyre, on Oct. 13, 2017, after his release from being wrongfully imprisoned for 23 years.

For Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt, approving the compensation Lamonte McIntyre is owed should not be a tough call.

After all, the 42-year-old Kansas City, Kansas, man spent 23 years in prison for a 1994 double murder he did not commit.

Last year, Kansas became the 33rd state to offer compensation to people who were wrongly imprisoned. The state is required to pay $65,000 for each year they spent behind bars. And Schmidt is now tasked with recommending to the state’s finance counsel whether compensation should be approved.

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