TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Dec 28, 2017
Lawrence McKinney, the Wilson County man who was recently exonerated for a crime for which he served 31 years in prison, is seeking $1 million in damages from the state, The Tennessean reports. One million dollars is the maximum possible compensation allowed under state law for such a case. McKinney was first convicted for rape and burglary in 1978 and wasn’t released until DNA evidence led to an overturned conviction in 2009. He was exonerated by Gov. Bill Haslam earlier this month.