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$2.25M Going To Innocent Las Vegas Man Imprisoned 22 Years

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada is paying $2.25 million to compensate a Las Vegas man who spent more than 22 years in state prison for a 1994 murder before he was determined to be innocent and released in 2017.

DeMarlo Berry's financial award won final approval Tuesday from a state panel made up of Gov. Steve Sisolak, state Attorney General Aaron Ford and Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske.

Berry is 45. He's the first person to receive a certificate of innocence and damages for wrongful imprisonment under a new state law passed last year.