TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 21, 2018
Lawrence McKinney, the Wilson County man exonerated by Gov. Bill Haslam after spending 31 years behind bars for a crime he did not commit, was awarded $1 million by the Tennessee Board of Claims today, The Tennessean reports. McKinney was released from prison in 2009 because of new DNA evidence that cleared him a of 1978 rape and burglary conviction. He will receive $3,350 per month for the rest of his life as a result of the ruling, with the rest of the money going to pay his attorneys fees and debts.