Boston Globe: City Pays $5m Settlement for Wrongful Murder Conviction

Shawn Drumgold and defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio in 2012.
Shawn Drumgold and defense attorney Rosemary Scapicchio in 2012.
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The city of Boston has paid $5 million to Shawn Drumgold, who spent 15 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit, according to the Boston Globe.

Drumgold was convicted of killing 12-year-old Darlene Tiffany Moore in an infamous 1998 murder case.

From the Globe:

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Drumgold has already received his check from the City of Boston and set money aside for the college education of his two children, living expenses for his family, and is now considering attending college, said Rosemary C. Scapicchio, the Boston attorney who has pursued the civil litigation in federal courts since 2004.

"It is a vindication," Scapicchio said of the decision by the administration of Mayor Martin J. Walsh to settle the Drumgold litigation. "He was wrongfully convicted and as a result, he spent 15 years in jail for a crime that he didn't commit."

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