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Californian man gets $21m compensation for wrongful conviction

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A Californian man identified as Craig Coley, got a $21m compensation for wrongful conviction which saw him spend 39 years in prison.

Coley was accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend Rhonda Wicht, 24, and her son Donald Wicht, 4, at their home in Simi Valley on Nov. 11, 1978. The two were found dead in their beds at their apartment on Buyers Street. She was apparently strangled by a macrame rope and her son was smothered.

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Coley was arrested later that day. He was tried twice for the crime after a jury deadlocked 10-2 in favor of conviction on April 12, 1979.

A second jury found Coley guilty on Jan. 3, 1980. He was sentenced on Feb. 26, 1980, to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

However with the help of advocacy groups such as the Innocence Project, the case was reopened and the Californian man whose prison sentence was upturned got $21m compensation for the wrongful conviction.

“While no amount of money can make up for what happened to Mr. Coley, settling this case is the right thing to do for him and our community,” City Manager Eric Levitt said in a statement, adding that going to trial would be costly and irresponsible.

The settlement allows the city to avoid a potentially long and costly court trial, Levitt said. Of the $21 million, the city will pay approximately $4.9 million, with the remainder to be paid by insurance and other sources.

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Yemi Alade graces the Cover of Guardian Life Magazine’s Latest Issue

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Yemi Alade graces the latest issue of Guardian Life magazine. The powerhouse diva oozes strength and tenacity as she strikes a ruling pose on the coveted cover.

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“Music is the language that I have fallen so in love with, it is like a therapy to me, not only work. It is still benefitting the lives of people around me and that gives me so much joy,” she says, adding that she also remains grateful to music because it has been the link that joins all of her life’s pieces together.

“Touring the different parts of the world with my live band (the Oversabi band) for years – Canada, America, Africa- has opened my eyes to the Geography – the practical side of it.”

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Zlatan Ibile acquires brand new 35 million naira mercedes benz car

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Zlatan Ibile once again shows off the result of his consistency, hard work and talent as he adds a new Mercedes Benz car to his garage.

According to reports, the new car is worth about 35 Million. Zlatan took to his Instagram page to show music fans the expensive brand new car.

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Game of Thrones Star, Sophie Turner weds Joe Jonas

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Game of Thrones star, Sophie Turner, has wedded Joe Jonas.

The 23-year-old English actress made her professional acting debut as ‘Sansa Stark’ in the HBO fantasy television series ‘Game of Thrones’ which started running in 2011.

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The 29-year-old Jonas is an American singer and songwriter, as well as a member of Pop Rock band that include his biological brothers, Kevin and Nick.

The duo caught their fans by surprise when they got married on Wednesday night in Las Vegas after the Billboard Music Awards.

The news spread after American Disc Jockey, Dj Diplo, posted some videos on Instagram with one of the videos captioned, “Gonna hit this wedding real quick.”

Diplo posted a live stream of the wedding on Instagram, including the entry of the bride and the exchange of vows.

Sophie had spoken of her love for Jonas during an interview with Glamour Magazine in March.

She said: “A lot of my happiness now is to do with being with a person I’ve fallen in love with, who loves me more than he loves himself, and who wants to see me find my own happiness.

“That was probably the biggest thing that pushed me to find who I am – and find my happiness in things other than acting.”

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