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Criminal Law

Missouri Woman May See Murder Conviction Overturned After 43 Years

A Missouri woman has spent 43 years in prison for a grisly 1980 murder that her lawyers say was actually committed by a police officer with ties to the murder scene.

Now, Sandra Hemme is waiting to learn if she’ll regain her freedom, after a judge overturned her conviction last week. He ruled Hemme was in a “malleable mental state” when investigators questioned her in a psychiatric hospital under heavy medication, and that prosecutors withheld evidence about the discredited officer, who died in 2015.

Read more at AP News

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