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44 yrs. After Conviction Overturned, 81 y/o Will be Compensated

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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.

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