Mississippi to compensate 4 wrongfully convicted men

Freed in 2008, seven years after DNA testing cleared him, Brewer is planning for his wedding in April.

“Everything is going all right,” Brewer said in a recent telephone interview from his home in Brooksville.

Brewer also is expecting to receive money from the state for his wrongful conviction. He is one of four people Mississippi has agreed to pay $500,000 for being wrongly convicted. The compensation law went into effect July 1.

A stipulation for accepting the money is that the wrongly convicted person can’t sue the state.

Brewer said he filed his claim in Circuit Court in September but has yet to receive any money. The money comes from the budget of the state attorney general’s office.