Donors raise over $1M for wrongfully convicted Missouri man
Donations are flowing in for Kevin Strickland, a Black man who was wrongly convicted of three murders in 1979, following his release from a Missouri prison this week.
Why it matters: Strickland, who was finally exonerated and freed Tuesday, doesn't qualify for a wrongful imprisonment payout as this only applies to people exonerated via DNA testing in Missouri, CNN notes. A GoFundMe account set up to help him had raised over $1 million by Friday morning.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect that the fund-raising total has now exceeded $1 million.