- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate is set to vote a bill that would funnel more money to a man wrongfully convicted of homicide.

Robert Lee Stinson was convicted in 1985 of killing a Milwaukee woman. A judge freed him in 2009 after the Wisconsin Innocence Project argued bite-mark analysis and DNA evidence didn’t match evidence from the scene.

The state Claims Board gave Stinson $25,000, the maximum allowed under state law, in 2010 but recommended the state give him another $90,000.

The Senate passed a bill in November that would give Stinson $136,000. The Assembly scaled that back to $90,000 in March. The Senate is set to take up that version of the measure on Tuesday.

Approval would send the bill to Gov. Scott Walker.


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