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Baltimore spending board to vote on $48M settlement in case of wrongly convicted ‘Harlem Park Three’

October 13, 2023

Baltimore’s spending board is poised to approve a $48 million settlement in a case of three men who spent a combined 108 years in prison for a murder they did not commit — a span their attorneys argued is more years served for a wrongful conviction than any in American history The “Harlem Park Three” — Alfred Chestnut, Andrew Stewart and Ransom Watkins — were freed in 2019 by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office after each served 36 years in prison for the notorious 1983 murder of a Baltimore junior high school student over a Georgetown University basketball jacket.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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