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BREAKING: Bill to compensate Jonathan Montgomery for wrongful conviction, imprisonment passes House of Delegates

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Posted at 2:49 PM, Feb 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-20 17:59:51-05

The bill to compensate Jonathan Montgomery for wrongful conviction and imprisonment has passed the House of Delegates.

In 2008, Montgomery was convicted of sexually assaulting Elizabeth Paige Coast based on her testimony alone.

At the time, the then-17-year-old Coast claimed that Montgomery assaulted her outside of her grandmother’s Hampton home 7 years earlier.

Coast would have been 10 at the time and Montgomery 14.

After being convicted, Montgomery was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison.

See more information from our previous stories, below.

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