A black man who was freed last year after spending 39 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit but was falsely convicted for will receive around $1m as compensation from the state of Ohio. He was one of three men sent to death row in 1975 after being convicted of aggravated murder in the slaying of a businessman outside a corner store in Cleveland.
Prosecutors at the time of the case relied on the testimony of a 13 year-old boy to convict Mr Jackson, now 58, and two brothers, Wiley Bridgeman and Ronnie Bridgeman, who were his best friends.
According to Sky News, when told of his compensation fee Ricky Jackson said
Wiley Bridgeman and Ronnie Bridgeman have not received any compensation yet."Wow, wow, wow, that's fantastic, man. I don't even know what to say. This is going to mean so much."