Man awarded $1.3M for wrongful conviction

June 9, 2010 6:02:13 AM PDT
A Chicago man who spent three years in jail has been awarded $1.3 million after a jury decided he was framed by Chicago police. Donny McGee could have faced the death penalty for the 2001 killing of his elderly neighbor. His lawyer says a Cook County jury found two Chicago police detectives and a polygraph administrator framed him for the crime, and that a confession was fabricated.

Some of the award money will reportedly come from the officers as punitive damages.