Comptroller Pays Anthony Graves $1.4 Million

Anthony Graves got a check for $1.45 million today from Texas Comptroller Susan Combs, money the state owed him for keeping him behind bars nearly two decades for a crime he did not commit. In addition to today's payment, Graves will receive monthly annuity checks starting next year. 

Graves was convicted in 1994 of murder based largely on the testimony of Robert Carter, who later recanted his story and said Graves was innocent. He was freed in October when a Burleson County special prosecutor dropped the charges against Graves for lack of evidence.

But the order releasing Graves ...

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