The State of Kansas was ordered to pay $826,301.81 to the estate of a man wrongfully convicted of first-degree murder in Wyandotte County

Lawrence, KS – According to the court documents, his name is  Olin L. Coones and he was convicted of killing a woman in December 2009.

In 2020, that conviction was vacated and the charges against him were dismissed.

He filed a lawsuit against the state on November 13, 2020.

Unfortunately, the man died on February 21, 2021.

But, his claim was continued by his estate.

An agreed resolution was approved in Shawnee County District Court.

Other relief for Coones includes a Certificate of Innocence and having the records of his conviction and arrest expunged.