How horrific, all his youthful years lost and can never be recovered.
This cases make one really wonder about identification evidence, especially such a positive identification as that was.
It's a well known fact that eyewitness testimony is not a very reliable evidence. In this case it was a testimony from a child. Juries usually want to believe the children. What a horrible thing to have happened to this man. Nothing is going to give him back the 20 years he spend in prison.
And now this man is entitled to the whole 20 grands for every year he spend in prison. Which means he should get 360,000$ for 18 years. Oh my. I mean, seriously, is this anywhere near enough for the wrongful incarceration and loss of the best years of his life?