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Maryland Man Received $3.1 Million from State of Maryland

May 3rd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

A Maryland man who spent 31 years in prison for a murder he did not commit has received $3.1 million from the State of Maryland after being exonerated of the charges. 

Gary Washington served 31 years of a life plus 20 years sentence for a murder in 1986.  A witness who was 12 at the time has recanted his testimony three times, saying he was manipulated.  Governor Wes Moore apologized to Washington during the Board of Public Works meeting where the compensation was approved…