After spending 14 years in a Nebraska
prison for a murder he did not commit, an 81-year-old is on track to finally
receive compensation for his time in lock-up.
Darrel Parker was wrongfully convicted
in the 1955 murder of his wife in their Lincoln home. A federal appeals court overturned
his conviction in 1969, saying his confession was coerced.
Now, over 40 years after his freedom
was restored, it appears a settlement is imminent.
Parker is due to receive $500,000 from
the state for his time served wrongfully behind bars.
Lawmakers gave first-round approval on
Friday to a payout for Parker.