Man aims to sue NYC for $162m

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IOL  APTOPIX Murder Exoneration Associated Press Jonathan Fleming hugs his attorney Anthony Mayol while his other attorney, Taylor Koss, applauds in Brooklyn's Supreme court, after a judge declared him a free man. Picture: Bebeto Matthews

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A man recently exonerated in a 1989 New York City killing that happened while he was visiting Disney World has filed papers showing he plans to seek $162 million from the city.

That's according to a lawyer for Jonathan Fleming, who spent nearly 25 years behind bars in the case.

Attorney Taylor Koss says he filed what's called a “notice of claim” on Tuesday with the city comptroller's office.

The notice is a first step toward suing the city.

The comptroller's office had no immediate comment.

Fleming was released in April, after the Brooklyn district attorney's office said it now agrees that his alibi was valid.

A key eyewitness had recanted, newly found witnesses implicated someone else and prosecutors' review of authorities' files turned up documents backing Fleming's alibi. - Sapa-AP

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