In early 2019, Terrance Lewis was ready to plead guilty to a murder he did not commit after already having spent more than 20 years behind bars. As part of the deal, he planned to formally drop the claim of innocence he had pursued in court for decades in exchange for a new sentence that lessened the chances he would spend the rest of his life behind bars.

But, little more than 18 months after that plea deal fell through, Lewis has been exonerated, and has recently agreed to settle his claims against Philadelphia for more than $6 million.

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