HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Texas state comptroller has denied compensation to a man who served over ten years on death row for a murder prosecutors and a judge have said he didn’t commit.
A judge had ruled Alfred Dewayne Brown, at the request of Harris County prosecutors, innocent last month of the 2003 slaying of a Houston police officer. Brown had been convicted and condemned in 2005 for Officer Charles Clark death during a robbery of a check-cashing store.
After 12 years imprisoned, his conviction was overturned after the discovery of evidence substantiating his alibi. Now Brown’s attorneys are seeking almost $2 million in state funds for wrongful imprisonment, the Houston Chronicle reported.
However, the state comptroller’s office denied his compensation and in turn offered little insight to the reason for its denial.
Brown’s attorney, Neal Manne, says he’ll ask the comptroller to reconsider. If nothing results, he can appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.
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