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Oct 6, 2012 10:05 PM

Man Wrongly Accused Of Murder Getting Millions From City

Police say a man in Louisville is serving several years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Now the city will have to pay him several million dollars.

Edwin Chandler was convicted in the September 1993 murder of 25-year-old Brenda Whitfield. She was shot during a robbery at a Chevron where she worked. In 2009, police and prosecutors determined that a fingerprint of another man serving time in prison for assault matched a fingerprint found at the scene. Chandler was exonerated by a judge.

"It feels great, it feels great," says Chandler.

Edwin was speaking for the first time since the city agreed to settle with him. He says he's not bitter but doesn't think he will ever be able to forgive the investigator that helped put him behind bars.

Chandler settled a civil rights lawsuit with the city of Louisville for $8.5 million dollars.


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