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.

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