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(*Via MSN News) — The city of Los Angeles agreed to pay $8 million to a man who spent 17 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit.

The settlement with Obie Anthony was reached last month in his lawsuit against Los Angeles Police detectives and the city for wrongful imprisonment, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday (

Anthony, 40, and a friend were convicted and sentenced to life in prison in the 1994 killing of Felipe Gonzales Angeles during an apparently robbery attempt outside a South LA brothel.

Anthony claimed he had nothing to do with the shooting, but was convicted based on eyewitness testimony.

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