Virginia supports exoneration of man jailed for bank robbery
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia attorney general’s office supports the exoneration of a man imprisoned for more than nine years for bank robberies to which another man later confessed.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports Senior Assistant Attorney General Matthew P. Dullaghan wrote that the state agrees that 68-year-old Gary L. Bush is entitled to compensation for wrongful imprisonment.
Bush was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2006. He was freed last year on geriatric parole after 63-year-old Christian Amos confessed in May 2016. Now serving a 12-year sentence, Amos says he’s still troubled by Bush’s imprisonment in his stead.
Innocence Project lawyer Deirdre Enright says it remains unclear if the Virginia Court of Appeals will hold a hearing on the petitions.
Bush says people still look at him like he’s a bank robber.
Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch, http://www.richmond.com