Exoneree, Still in Prison, Denied Compensation

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Updated, Friday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m.:

The Texas Supreme Court on Friday denied inmate Michael Blair's request to be compensated for the time he spent on death row wrongfully convicted of murder, ruling that his other convictions for child molestation render him ineligible for the money.

Blair spent more than a decade on death row before he was exonerated of murder based on DNA testing results. But he remains in prison, serving four life sentences for sexually assaulting children. In the opinion, the state's highest civil court wrote that Texas Comptroller Susan Combs acted correctly when ...

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