A Bronx man will receive $11 million after a wrongful conviction put him behind bars for 19 years, a New York City Law Department spokesman announced Thursday.
New York Police Department (NYPD) detectives used coercive techniques that caused Huwe Burton to wrongly confess to the fatal stabbing of his mother, Keziah Burton, in 1989. Authorities investigating her death claimed that Burton was a desperate drug addict who committed the murder for money to settle a drug debt.
Burton, who was 16 at the time, was tried as an adult for second-degree murder and found guilty. After serving 19 years in prison, he was released in 2009.