December 10, 2008
The Associated Press- Auburn, NY
An upstate New York man who was wrongly imprisoned for a 1991 murder has been awarded $2.6 million in a settlement with the state.
The settlement was announced Tuesday ahead of a trial to determine the amount due to 47-year-old Roy Brown of Auburn.
Brown was sentenced to 25 years to life after he was convicted in 1992 of second-degree murder in Sabina Kulakowski's death.
Brown served 15 years before the conviction was overturned in January 2007 after DNA evidence linked another man to the crime.
Brown says some of the money will help cover medical bills from a liver transplant he had last year.
He also says he will use some of the funds to help others who have been wrongly imprisoned.