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I always had hope I always had a seventy one year old Craig Coley spent more than half his life behind bars for a double murder he did not commit he will now spend the rest of his life as a multi millionaire Coley has just reached the twenty one million dollar settlement with the city of seamy valley after spending thirty nine years in prison Coley was wrongfully convicted for killing his ex girlfriend Rhonda wick and her four year old son Donald and their apartment in nineteen seventy eight from the day one when they arrested me , I told them that do what you want to do to me , keep looking don't stop you have the wrong man Coley has always maintained his innocence and was pardoned in two thousand seventeen by California's then governor Jerry Brown based on loss DNA evidence found at the scene people need to realize that these things occur out there police are human and make mistakes you made , this home video shot when Coley was released shows him being hugged by former seamy valley detective Michael Bender who helped prove coli's in a sense any legal charge against anybody is a search for the truth , nothing else but the truth is the truth it doesn't change I've told them the same story when they arrested me before I even went to trial last year California authorities awarded coli one point nine five million dollars that's one hundred forty dollars for each day he spent in present at the time it was the largest payout for a wrongful conviction by the state's victim compensation board officials say the thirty nine years Coley spent behind bars is the longest prison term ever overturned in California