Tentative settlement reached in case of Virginia death row exoneree Earl Washington, Jr. : Frank Green has this article in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, entitled "Virginia agrees to murder case deal," on the settlement offer made today by the State of Virginia to Earl Washington, Jr., who spent over nine years on Virginia's death row. AP has more here.
...Virginia has agreed to pay $1.9 million to Earl Washington Jr. for a wrongful conviction that nearly cost the former farm worker his life and tarnished the reputation of the state's criminal-justice system.
If the agreement is approved by the court, it would end Washington's claims against authorities and toss out a $2.25 million verdict -- now on appeal -- that he won last year in federal court. ...