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Andrew Johnson

Wyoming House throws hurdle in front of exonerated man

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Andrew Johnson may have to go back to court if he wants the state to compensate him for the 23 years he wrongfully spent behind bars.

March 05, 2014 1:40 pmLoading…

Wyoming law would compensate the wrongfully imprisoned

Andrew Johnson watched a group of lawmakers discuss his future.

March 02, 2014 12:00 pmLoading…
"Rapist" written on exonerated Wyoming man's car

"Rapist" written on exonerated Wyoming man's car

CHEYENNE — A Cheyenne man exonerated in a 1989 rape is facing more challenges.

August 30, 2013 8:09 amLoading…
Financial future uncertain for Wyoming man freed by DNA evidence

Financial future uncertain for Wyoming man freed by DNA evidence

An exonerated man has a lot of errands to run.

August 11, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Wyoming prosecutor drops charges against Andrew Johnson for 1989 rape

Wyoming prosecutor drops charges against Andrew Johnson for 1989 rape

There will be no retrial for Andrew Johnson, the Cheyenne man who was convicted for a 1989 rape and spent nearly 24 years incarcerated. He is now officially the first man in Wyoming to be exonerated due to DNA evidence, his attorneys say.

July 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…

Committee OKs prisoner compensation bill

JACKSON -- A state legislative committee endorsed a bill on Monday that would ensure compensation for prisoners exonerated by post-conviction DNA testing.

May 13, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
After 24 years in prison, Wyoming man gets retrial, taste of freedom, cookie

After 24 years in prison, Wyoming man gets retrial, taste of freedom, cookie

CHEYENNE — When Andrew Johnson realized he would be released on bond Wednesday after nearly 24 years behind bars, he had one pressing concern for his supporters. Motioning up and down at his orange-striped prison garb to Rocky Mountain Innocence Center advocates, he worried, “In this?”

April 17, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
Judge grants 1st Wyoming retrial based on DNA test

Judge grants 1st Wyoming retrial based on DNA test

CHEYENNE — A judge on Tuesday granted Wyoming's first retrial based on DNA evidence, offering a new opportunity for freedom for a man who has served more than 23 years of a life sentence since being convicted of breaking into a Cheyenne woman's apartment and raping her.

April 16, 2013 6:13 am Related Loading…

Rocky golfers finish third

WILDER, Idaho -- The men's and women's golf teams from Rocky Mountain College finished third Tuesday at the conclusion of the College of Idaho Invitational at River Bend Golf Course.

April 09, 2013 5:35 pmLoading…
Wyoming inmate's DNA petitions were sealed by court clerk

Wyoming inmate's DNA petitions were sealed by court clerk

CHEYENNE — The district court clerk in Cheyenne had sealed legal filings from a Wyoming inmate who says new DNA testing proves he's innocent of a rape charge for which he's served 23 years in prison.

March 21, 2013 2:47 pm Related Loading…
District attorney: More evidence to review in 23-year-old Wyoming case

District attorney: More evidence to review in 23-year-old Wyoming case

CASPER, Wyo. — Despite exculpating DNA evidence, officials say Andrew Johnson, the man serving a life sentence for a 1989 sexual assault conviction, will not be released just yet.

March 20, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
Cheyenne DA: DNA results don't end rape case

Cheyenne DA: DNA results don't end rape case

CHEYENNE — A Wyoming district attorney said Wednesday he plans to review an old rape case in response to lawyers' claims that new DNA testing proves the innocence of a man who has served 23 years in prison.

March 20, 2013 3:38 pmLoading…
Initial DNA tests reveal man is innocent in rape, attorney says

Initial DNA tests reveal man is innocent in rape, attorney says

CASPER, Wyo. — Andrew Johnson maintained for more than two decades that he wasn't responsible for a 1989 Cheyenne rape charge that landed him a life sentence in prison.

March 19, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…
1st post-conviction DNA test will quell doubts, one way or another

1st post-conviction DNA test will quell doubts, one way or another

CASPER, Wyo. — After two decades of appeals, unwavering claims of innocence and finally a DNA test, there will be few shockwaves in the judicial community if Andrew Johnson is, in fact, guilty.

February 25, 2013 10:30 pmLoading…

Jacket women 3rd at tourney

LAKEWOOD, Colo. -- The Montana State Billings women's golf team finished third at the Regis Invitational Tuesday.

September 25, 2012 9:48 pmLoading…

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