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Wrongfully convicted man to receive only 25k compensation for the 23 years falsely locked up
Wis. man exonerated after 23 years in prison seeks compensation


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP)-- A man who spent 23 years in prison for a homicide he didn't commit has been exonerated and is now seeking compensation.



agreed to pay $25,000 dollars



The board has also agreed to ask the State Legislature for an additional $90,000 dollars in compensation for Robert Lee Stintson.

[link to www.wfrv.com]
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Even if they get him the additional 90k --- SO WHAT!

That's nothing compared to the time he's been locked up, lost his life really.

Is it even enough for him to buy a small house and go to college to try to get a job? Not hardly after taxes.

And how much will go to his lawyers??? ALL OF IT???
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good thing he wasn't executed for his "crime"
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Why does the tax payer owe him money?
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Ah I thought they were all guilty.
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He needs a good attorney. His case is worth millions.
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Stinson, 46, said he hasn't been able to find work and the money will be his first income in the nearly two years since he was released from prison.

"I'm very grateful we got this outcome," he said Tuesday. "This $25,000 is the first step toward readjusting toward society."

He said he plans to use the money for a vehicle and tuition. He starts a criminal-justice program Monday and said he hopes to use what he learns to prevent other innocent people from going to jail.

Donnell said it wasn't clear how long it would take for the Legislature to take up the Claims Board's request.

Stinson was 21 when he was convicted in the 1984 slaying of a 63-year-old Milwaukee woman. Her nearly naked body was found bloody, beaten and covered in human bite marks.

Police canvassing the area the next morning arrested Stinson because they said he couldn't adequately explain his whereabouts the night before.

A forensic dentist inexplicably determined that Stinson's bite matched those on the victim. The testimony ignored the fact that Stinson was missing a tooth where the bite marks indicated a tooth should have been, and he had an intact one where the perpetrator didn't.



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something not right about this. they have agreed to something else behind closed doors, likely based on grants to form his organization in which he will get a large, steady income from the state, while still working for the state which imprisoned him. Bet your life on it.







Stinson, 46, said he hasn't been able to find work and the money will be his first income in the nearly two years since he was released from prison.

"I'm very grateful we got this outcome," he said Tuesday. "This $25,000 is the first step toward readjusting toward society."

He said he plans to use the money for a vehicle and tuition. He starts a criminal-justice program Monday and said he hopes to use what he learns to prevent other innocent people from going to jail.

Donnell said it wasn't clear how long it would take for the Legislature to take up the Claims Board's request.

Stinson was 21 when he was convicted in the 1984 slaying of a 63-year-old Milwaukee woman. Her nearly naked body was found bloody, beaten and covered in human bite marks.

Police canvassing the area the next morning arrested Stinson because they said he couldn't adequately explain his whereabouts the night before.

A forensic dentist inexplicably determined that Stinson's bite matched those on the victim. The testimony ignored the fact that Stinson was missing a tooth where the bite marks indicated a tooth should have been, and he had an intact one where the perpetrator didn't.



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thats' standard ... he'll probably sue a bunch of other people and governments and get Multi-Million dollar settlement.

Because he probably won't know what to do with the money and even though the crime he was sent to prison for, he didn't commit, he's most likely a criminal as are all of his friends...so he'll invest his settlement in a criminal enterprise, which will fail, and he'll end up spending what's left trying to beat a case which is to come in the future.

been there, seen that.
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The claims board is scheduled to consider his claim Thursday. Wisconsin regulations limit compensation for wrongful imprisonment to $5,000 per year or $25,000 total, but the board can ask state lawmakers to approve a higher amount.

"In one sense the money will really help him rebuild his life," said Heather Lewis Donnell, Stinson's attorney. "On the other hand, to put a figure on the loss he suffered is really difficult."

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Why does the tax payer owe him money?
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Because we were the idiots who hired the cops to enforce the laws that our elected officials approved.

Because we were the idiots who agreed to a form of government that included a City Administrator who hired the idiot prosecutors who wrongfully prosecuted the guy.

Because we have some compassion, ethics and moral values inside of us that have pity on a man that we had a hand in wrongfully sending to prison for the better part of his life and we have an obligation to try to remedy our errors.

The person who is writing this is an American who has been wrongfully prosecuted by a corrupt Canadian government. I was arrested, jailed and put on trial for a crime that was never committed by anyone. It was 15 years ago and I still have nightmares... my life has never been the same and never will be.

I fought like hell and won -- I would just be eligible for parole about now if I had not. It took a year and a half and every ounce of mental, physical and emotional energy I had in my body to get to trial and clear my name.

I can't imagine what hell this man has been through -- even though I have been a lot closer to that hell than your sorry ass has ever been.

One more thing... GO FUCK YOURSELF!
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The claims board is scheduled to consider his claim Thursday. Wisconsin regulations limit compensation for wrongful imprisonment to $5,000 per year or $25,000 total, but the board can ask state lawmakers to approve a higher amount.

"In one sense the money will really help him rebuild his life," said Heather Lewis Donnell, Stinson's attorney. "On the other hand, to put a figure on the loss he suffered is really difficult."

[link to www.npr.org]
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he's going to sue the city and county and he's going to win.

i think it is pretty well established that the state cannot decide how much liability they are exposed to for fucking you over.
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Why does the tax payer owe him money?


One more thing... GO FUCK YOURSELF!
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cruise clappa
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This case and others like it are the top reason I am against the death penalty.
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The guy who has now confessed to it is "Moses Price"



Real piece or work, he robbed and raped two other women a month later

Served 5 years for it


Then when he got out , he promptly beat another man to death.

Got 35 years for that one and is eligible for parole in 2017



So , since this guy got caught robbing and raping 2 women a month after the murder :

1.Why wasn't he a suspect in the first place?

2.Why does he keep getting such a mild sentences for things like armed robbery ,rape and a murder?



Ok kiddies , repeat after me

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Everyone needs to lawyer up as soon as the police/prosecutors suspect them, because once they key in on someone, they don't care about the evidence, they just want a conviction.
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I think the prosecuter and cops that with hold evidence or manufacture it leading to a wrongfull conviction MUST^ forfeit all of their property for arrears!
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This case and others like it are the top reason I am against the death penalty.
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^ That.

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Surely a just compensation (at least) would be the sum of how much income he lost in those years.
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A forensic dentist inexplicably determined that Stinson's bite matched those on the victim. The testimony ignored the fact that Stinson was missing a tooth where the bite marks indicated a tooth should have been, and he had an intact one where the perpetrator didn't.


 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1136949

How in the fuck does ANY COMPETENT DEFENSE ATTORNEY miss that? How does anyone even awake miss that? And that goes for the prosecutor and the detective on the case. Sounds like a buncha fucking clowns all the way around. And the guy should have reviewed his own case before and after the trial. Advocate for yourself or face the consequences.
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He needs a good attorney. His case is worth millions.
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Yes, and the fucking lawyers will take 80% of what he wins, so he had better win a lot! Here in Texas there's a guy who had a similar case where he won a $1 million judgment, but now he's having to sue his damn attornies because the lawyers took most of the money he was awarded.
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Wis. man exonerated after 23 years in prison seeks compensation


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP)-- A man who spent 23 years in prison for a homicide he didn't commit has been exonerated and is now seeking compensation.



agreed to pay $25,000 dollars



The board has also agreed to ask the State Legislature for an additional $90,000 dollars in compensation for Robert Lee Stintson.

[link to www.wfrv.com]
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Sounds fair.
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Sounds fair.
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Sure, until it's 23 years of YOUR life in prison hell.
I might be wrong

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This is why I can never be for the death penalty...
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This is why I can never be for the death penalty...
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Funny thing is had it been a death penalty case it would have automatically been appealed. And the whole tooth id fiasco would more than likely came to light resulting in his being cleared of the charges.
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Why does the tax payer owe him money?
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Because the taxpayer supported the scumbag DA and the scumbag judge that convicted an innocent man costing him 1/4 of his life minimum (could be more depending on how long he lives).

The pieces of shit who convicted and imprisoned an innocent man should now have to serve the same amount of time he did.

These fuckbags need to be held accountable for their actions. All they want is convictions. They don't care about justice. They don't care about guilt or innocence. Only convictions. I think they should be held to the same standard.

They cost this man 23 years! The same 23 years should be taken from them.
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something not right about this. they have agreed to something else behind closed doors, likely based on grants to form his organization in which he will get a large, steady income from the state, while still working for the state which imprisoned him. Bet your life on it.



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I hope so, otherwise he's really getting screwed.
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haha if every person found to be wrongfully convicted got million dollar settlements it would destroy the profitability of our prisons pretty quick. Maybe they wouldn't be so eager to toss people in there guilty until proven innocent, and for dumb victimless crimes.
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Why does the tax payer owe him money?
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People are locked up in the public interest, so the public should pay.
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Surely a just compensation (at least) would be the sum of how much income he lost in those years.
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Yah, and minor inconvenience of being locked up for 23 years.

Because it like he only lost money because of that.


The guy deserves lottery money.
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Wis. man exonerated after 23 years in prison seeks compensation


MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP)-- A man who spent 23 years in prison for a homicide he didn't commit has been exonerated and is now seeking compensation.



agreed to pay $25,000 dollars



The board has also agreed to ask the State Legislature for an additional $90,000 dollars in compensation for Robert Lee Stintson.

[link to www.wfrv.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1136949

if he had not gone to prison and did everything right and even got lucky a few times he wouldnt have squat with no job and house worth ultimately one tenth of what he owes on it. much better off with a fresh start and 25 grand in his pocket.

btw, that 25 grand has less than half the buying power it did when he went in the joint.

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