MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Assembly has approved more money for a man who was wrongfully convicted of homicide.Robert Lee Stinson was convicted in 1985 of killing a Milwaukee woman. A judge freed him in 2009 after the Wisconsin Innocence Project argued bite-mark analysis and DNA evidence didn't match evidence from the scene.Stinson asked for $129,000 in compensation. The state Claims Board awarded him $25,000, the maximum allowed under state law, in 2010, but recommended the state give him another $90,000.Republicans and Democrats introduced a bill in August that would give Stinson the extra money. The Senate passed the measure in November but amended it to give Stinson $136,000.The Assembly passed the $90,000 version of the bill 96-3 Tuesday.
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