Woman Falsely Accused of Murder to be Released from Nevada Prison After 17 Years After Being Exonerated

A Nevada judge has ruled that a woman held in prison for 17 years after being falsely convicted of murder should be freed now that she has been exonerated. Utah recently passed a law in 2008 allowing for people to prove they are factually innocent of a crime for which they have been wrongfully convicted.  The law allows an unspecified amount of restitution to people who have been wrongfully convicted, imprisoned for years, and then exonerated or proven to be innocent.  The woman, Debra Brown, has missed seeing her children and grandchildren grow up.  Therefore she is looking forward to the prospect of being released today after her exoneration, that is being released the day after Mother’s Day.  Brown did admit to forging checks belonging to the victim after he died, but she has maintained her innocence of the murder charge all along.

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He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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