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Falsely accused man getting millions from city

Edwin Chandler (Source: WAVE 3 Archives) Edwin Chandler (Source: WAVE 3 Archives)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The city of Louisville will pay nearly $9 million to a man who spent nine years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Edwin Chandler was convicted in the September 1993 murder of Brenda Whitfield, 25.

Whitfield was shot during a robbery at a Chevron gas station where she worked.

[Previous story: Prosecutor and defense attorney weigh in on wrongfully convicted man's case]

In 2009, Chandler was exonerated by a judge after police and prosecutors determined a fingerprint of another man serving time in prison for assault matched a fingerprint at the scene.

Chandler settled a civil rights lawsuit with the city for $8.5 million.

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