Florida Attorney General Denies Reparations For Wrongfully Convicted Jacksonville Man

Feb 14, 2020

The Office of Attorney General in Florida 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.

But according to Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office, there is no evidence of Myers’ innocence, and that’s why the office vetoed his petition for reparations for his time in prison.

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