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$2 million settlement for Broward man cleared by DNA

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$2 million settlement for Broward man cleared by DNA

Mentally challenged man in prison 22 years for crimes he didn’t commit will receive $2 million from the Broward Sheriff”s Office

By Paula McMahon
South Florida Sun Sentinel

September 21 2009, 1:18 PM EDT

The Broward Sheriff’s Office has quietly reached a $2 million settlement with Jerry Frank Townsend, a mentally challenged man who was wrongly convicted and spent 22 years in prison for a series of murders that DNA later showed he did not commit, documents obtained by the Sun Sentinel show.

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