(KCPW News) Just released from prison yesterday after 17 years behind bars, Debra Brown can be assured she won’t be going back.
That’s because Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff has decided not to appeal a judge’s ruling that she is factually innocent of murder, which the Logan woman was convicted of in 1995. The AG’s office had initially said it would appeal.
In a statement, Shurtleff said “In the interest of justice and mercy the time has come to bring closure to Debra Brown and everyone involved in this case. She has served 17 years in prison and a judge has found her factually innocent.”
The statement also notes the AG’s office helped create the 2008 law that allowed Brown to get the hearing where she was found innocent. According to his posts on Twitter, Shurtleff made the decision from a hospital bed while he continues to be treated for cancer.
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