Times-Dispatch: Senate agrees to compensate wrongly convicted man who died
Posted: Monday, February 4, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 10:33 pm, Sun Feb 3, 2013.
BY FRANK GREEN Richmond Times-Dispatch
The proof that Bennett Barbour was innocent of a 1978 rape was available in 2010, and he might have won wrongful imprisonment compensation from the state two years ago.
A bill that would award him $162,527 was filed Jan. 9 in time for this year’s General Assembly session and in the nick of time — he died the next day.