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Pete Coones officially exonerated, compensated for wrongful conviction

FAIRWAY, KS (KCTV) -- Pete Coones is officially exonerated. The Kansas State Attorney General just revealed the details. Mr. Coones was granted a Certificate of Innocence. Records of his conviction and arrest were ordered expunged. Mr. Coones' estate was granted total compensation of $826,301.81. Coones' story ends in tragedy.