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Vetoes complicate compensation claim for wrongful convictions

Cody Marble, who fought 14 years to overturn his 2002 conviction for a Missoula jailhouse rape he says never happened, is the only person who has filed for payment under a state law to compensate the wrongfully convicted. But his road to a potential $758,000 award has been made rockier by a pair of vetoes from Gov. Greg Gianforte — including one this May that caused the law to expire.