Larimer County, Colorado will pay Tim Masters $4.1 million for his 1999 wrongful murder conviction. Masters was released last year after he was exonerated by DNA testing. The money will come from the county's risk management fund and from a payment from the county's insurer. The former is funded by taxpayers, and the latter will almost certainly raise the county's premiums, also paid by taxpayers.
More interesting is who won't be paying. Former prosecutors Terry Gilmore and Jolene Blair convicted Masters on flimsy evidence
Lots of Colorado stories drawing national attention. It is a shame it isn't because of how cool and libertarian leaning our state is, no it is because of abuses by Colorado and Federal legal agencies.