Avery OCt 22 2004 TSP

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Avery OCt 22 2004 TSP - Avery seeks $1 million for lost wages while...
Avery seeks $1 million for lost wages while wrongly imprisoned MADISON (AP) - A Two Rivers man who spent 18 years in prison for a rape he didn't commit said Thursday the state owes him more than $1 million in lost wages. Steven Avery filed a petition with the state Claims Board asking for $1.09 million in back wages, retirement benefits and potential promotions he lost when he went to prison in 1985. The maximum award limit is $25,000, but the board can recommend the Legislature award more. "They should hurry up and give me what I deserve," Avery said. "I've been waiting long enough," Avery was a 23-year-old car mechanic in 1985 when he was sentenced to 32 years in prison for raping a woman on a Lake Michigan beach. DNA tests eventually showed the actual rapist was another man currently behind bars for another sexual assault and kidnapping. Avery was released from prison in September 2003.

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  1. The Sheboygan Press,
  2. 22 Oct 2004, Fri,
  3. Page 7

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