April 28, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: KJCT News 8 "Local Man Found Innocent After 16 Years In Prison"

Shannon Ballard:
"GRAND JUNCTION, Colo -- A Western Slope man spent 16 years in prison for the 1994 rape and murder of a Palisade woman.

Now new DNA evidence is clearing Robert Dewey's name.

Dewey has maintained his innocence since being given a life sentence, and come Monday he is expected to be released.

He was charged with the murder of Jacie Taylor.

A 19-year-old Palisade woman was found dead in the summer of 1994, lying facedown in her half filled bath tub.

Taylor had been beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled.

Dewey was not immediately charged with the crime and his defense attorney Steve Laiche says he never should've been....."  (Read more?  Click title. Comment ability blocked. )

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