NEW YORK (AP) — The city of Peekskill has approved a $5.4 million settlement with a man who spent 16 years in prison for a killing he didn't commit.
The Journal News (http://lohud.us/18CSmN5 ) says the Peekskill Common Council approved the settlement with Jeffrey Deskovic (DEH'-skoh-vihch) on Tuesday night.
Deskovic was 16 when he was charged with the November 1989 killing of a 15-year-old Peekskill High School classmate.
He was freed from prison in 2006 after DNA linked the killing to another man.
Deskovic previously received $8.3 million from New York state and Westchester County. He used some of the money to start the Jeffrey Deskovic Foundation for Justice to help other innocent people get out of prison.
In May, he received a master's degree from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Information from: The Journal News, http://www.lohud.com