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December 13, 2017
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Wrongful imprisonment settlement?
(2008-01-17)
(WOUB) - A Chillicothe man imprisoned nine years
for murder after pleading guilty - then released after being acquitted following an appeal over evidence - may get 600-thousand dollars from the state for wrongful imprisonment.

Darrel Benner was killed after being shot at Kenneth Moore's home in Piketon in southern Ohio in 1995.

Moore pleaded guilty to murder and was sent to prison.

But Moore's plea and conviction were erased on appeal, the court ruling that his attorneys didn't inform him of favorable evidence in his case.

Moore then was found not guilty at trial in 2004.

Mediation led to the 600-thousand-dollar settlement, which still must be approved by a judge.

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