MADISON (WKOW) -- A Wisconsin appeals court says a wrongly jailed man will be able to seek reimbursement from the state.
David Turnpaugh was convicted in 2006 of soliciting an undercover police officer for sex and was sentenced to 60 days in jail. He spent three days behind bars and 57 on electronic monitoring.
The 1st District Court of Appeals reversed his conviction in 2007. Turnpaugh asked the state Claims Board for about $18,700 in compensation. The board denied the claim, saying Turnpaugh didn't prove he was innocent or imprisoned.
The same appeals court ruled on Tuesday, though, that his claim can proceed. The court stated again that Turnpaugh is innocent and the board's decision to deny the claim makes no sense.
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