Arthur Mumphrey, who spent 18 years in a Texas prison on a wrongful conviction, is keeping his job as steel foreman even though he will soon be nearly a half-million dollars richer. Mumphrey, released from prison Jan. 26 after DNA tests cleared his name, has been awarded $452,082 before taxes in restitution from the state. He recently got his first lump sum of $226,041 and will get another lump sum in the same amount in August 2007, reports the Houston Chronicle.
Mumphrey has been mum about his compensation. TThat’s his business,” said his wife, Angela, who described her husband as a quiet ”homebody” since his release nine months ago. A jury convicted Mumphrey of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in a wooded area of Conroe, Texas, on Feb. 28, 1986, partly based on blood tests that could not rule him out as one of the two attackers.