Nova Scotia

Johnson gets millions for wrongful conviction

The province has awarded $2.5 million in compensation to a Shelburne man who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife in 1993.

The province has awarded $2.5 million in compensation to a Shelburne man who was wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife in 1993.

Clayton Johnson spent five years behind bars before he was acquitted in 2002.

He launched a lawsuit against the provincial government to claim damages for wrongful arrest and imprisonment.

The compensation covers Johnson's legal fees and other expenses.