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Ohio court: wrongly imprisoned man gets $600,000

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Court of Claims says a man wrongfully imprisoned for 16 years should get more than $600,000 in compensation from the state for lost wages.

The court ruled last month that Darrell Houston proved he was entitled to the compensation. The decision came following a four-day trial in September.

A Cuyahoga County judge declared last year that Houston had been wrongfully imprisoned after being convicted in 1992 on aggravated murder and aggravated robbery charges.

Houston already received nearly $265,000 in a preliminary judgment from the court as part of the compensation for the time he spent behind bars.

The state Controlling Board must approve final release of the money.

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