A Detroit man who spent 25 years in prison for murder before proving he was the victim of police misconduct was awarded $1 million on Wednesday under a state program that compensates the wrongly convicted.

Desmond Ricks was released from prison last May when new tests showed that bullets recovered from the body didn't match the gun that was presented as the weapon in the slaying.

Ricks feels "blessed" to be free and plans to use some of the money to start a construction business and help boys who live without fathers.  Here's more from the Detroit News.