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Florida Attorney General Reverses Course On Reparations For Wrongfully Convicted Jacksonville Man

Nathan Myers (left) and his uncle spoke after their release from prison.

The Florida attorney general’s office reversed course Saturday, announcing it was wrong to deny reparations to a Jacksonville man wrongfully convicted of murder.

The Office of Attorney General had previously a denied a petition to compensate Nathan Myers, who spent 43 years in prison for a murder Jacksonville prosecutors said he didn’t commit.

Substantial evidence showed Nathan Myers and his uncle spent nearly 43 years in prison for a murder they didn’t commit, according to the Jacksonville State Attorney’s Office conviction integrity review unit.

An independent panel agreed. So did State Attorney Melissa Nelson, Circuit Judge Angela Cox, Circuit Judge Meredith Charbula, a Florida Senate special master and a Florida House special master.

Read the rest of this story from WJCT News partner The Florida Times-Union here.

This post was updated with the attorney general's reversal on Monday, Feb. 17.