Greensboro to pay wrongfully convicted prisoner $6.42 million
GREENSBORO, N.C. — City officials agreed Friday to pay former resident LaMonte Armstrong more than $6 million to settle a lawsuit stemming from his wrongful, 17-year imprisonment for a murder he did not commit.
The Greensboro City Council unveiled the settlement Friday afternoon on the heels of a closed session to consider the proposed, $6.42 million payment to end Armstrong’s civil suit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.
The council approved the settlement 7-1, with Councilman Tony Wilkins casting the dissenting vote.
Greensboro taxpayers will bear $3.15 million of the cost directly and a private insurance company that covers part of the city’s liability will pay the other $3.27 million.
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