After spending nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit, a 46-year-old is now a free man and trying to make up for all of the time he missed with his five children. The state was also ordered to pay $5.5 million to the man, which equals out to roughly $1,600 a day for every day he was in prison.
In looking at what happened, back in 1996 he was arrested and accussed of trying to kill his wife with a hammer. The wife did survive, but was so badly injured that she was unable to care for herself and her children. To this day she is living in an assisted-living home.