posted on Dec, 16 2005 @ 11:56 PM
I don't know anything about this guy's history or how they arrived at that figure. Compensation is often figured based on an individual's earning
potential. I don't know if that is the case here. I can't speak for Elkins, but based upon what I have seen some people do to get their hands on
money, especially on the so called "reality shows," I would guess that there are quite a few folks out there who would trade seven years in prison
for that much money.
The impression I got from this story is that Elkins is a man of great faith, who endeavored from day one to establish his innocence and clear his
name. He will probably fair well. I'm sure that not all people who are falsely imprisoned would find any amount of monetary compensation
sufficient, considering what they endured, both physically and emotionally.