Attorney seeks $115,000 from state for man cleared by DNA evidence

Posted: December 12, 2010 by scaryhouse in Prosecutorial Misconduct, Terrible Wrongs - Other Cases, The Causes of Wrongful Convictions, Uncategorized

Wisconsin should pay Robert Lee Stinson $115,000 for sending the “soft-spoken young man” to prison for 23 years for a murder he didn’t commit, Stinson’s attorney told a state claims board Thursday.

Stinson was freed in 2009 after DNA evidence cleared him of the 1984 murder of his Milwaukee neighbor, Ione Cychosz. The only evidence tying Stinson to the murder were bitemarks on Cychosz’s body that the state’s experts said came from Stinson.

However, a panel of four experts assembled by the Wisconsin Innocence Project demonstrated that the marks found on the 63-year-old woman could not have come from Stinson. And DNA testing discovered male DNA on the woman’s body that was not Stinson’s.

via Attorney seeks $115,000 from state for man cleared by DNA evidence.

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