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Court rules wrongfully convicted Wisconsin man can sueSubmitted: 08/20/2017
Court rules wrongfully convicted Wisconsin man can sue
Story By Associated Press

MILWAUKEE - MILWAUKEE (AP) - A federal appeals court says a Wisconsin man who was wrongly imprisoned for 23 years can sue the detective and two dentists he says conspired to frame him with bogus bite-mark evidence.


The Journal Sentinel reported that the full U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 6-4 in favor of Robert Lee Stinson, an outcome that reversed an earlier decision by a three-judge panel of the court.

Stinson was freed in 2009 after the Wisconsin Innocence Project found experts who rejected the dentists' conclusions that a bite mark on the homicide victim was left by Stinson. He sued the same year.

Heather Lewis Donnell, Stinson's attorney, says Stinson has waited a long time for his day in court and "he's finally going to get it."


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