Falsely jailed 21 years in toddler's death, man gets $757K
SAN DIEGO - A man who spent nearly 21 years in prison for a toddler‚Äôs death, now believed to have been an accident, was awarded $756,900 by a state compensation board ‚ÄĒ $100 for every day he spent in prison.
The payment awarded Thursday to Kenneth Marsh was the largest the Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board has offered for a wrongful conviction, a board spokeswoman said.
‚ÄúNothing can make up for the time I spent in prison unless they gave me 21 years back,‚ÄĚ Marsh said after the hearing. Though he said an apology from San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos, a member of the board, ‚Äúgoes a long way.‚ÄĚ
Marsh, now 50, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 1983 death of his girlfriend‚Äôs son, 3-year-old Philip Buell. Marsh had refused a plea deal, maintaining that the boy fell from a couch and hit his head on the fireplace hearth. Prosecutors argued that Marsh beat...
The government here calls it a 'defence force' however they are doing anything but defending Australia, fooling about in Iraq etc.
I would never take up arms in the defence force; not only is is definitely not Christian we have been left with no motive to do so here. The government has made it illegal to defend oneself in any manner and has taken away the majority of the citizens weapons, except for the criminals and Moslem gangs who still have plenty of guns etc. So who are we defending? Like the government is the country or something.....?