Jury Awards $27 Million To Massachusetts Man Wrongfully Convicted Of Murder
A man who served nearly three decades for a murder he didn’t commit was awarded $27 million — $1 million for each year he was in prison — by a federal jury last month.
When the jury foreman read out the award, “everybody started crying and stuff like that,” said Mark Schand.
Schand was convicted in 1987 of a nightclub shooting in Springfield, Mass., that killed a female bystander. In 2013, a judge considered new evidence — uncovered by the innocence organization Centurion Ministries — and let him go…