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Wyoming bills to help wrongfully convicted advance

CHEYENNE - Wyoming lawmakers are considering two bills aimed at helping people wrongfully convicted of crimes.

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Committee narrows "Katie's Law" DNA testing bill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming legislative committee on Tuesday scaled back a proposal to require people arrested on serious charges to provide DNA samples.

February 18, 2014 11:20 amLoading…
"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.

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Defense, state attorneys preview arguments in Evansville rape trial

The trial for an Evansville man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl commenced Monday, and attorneys offered the jury a preview of arguments they will hear in the upcoming days.

August 19, 2013 11:45 pmLoading…
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…

Charges dropped against man who served 23 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Prosecutors in Cheyenne dropped criminal charges Friday against a man who had served 23 years of a life sentence on a rape conviction before recent DNA testing prompted his release earlier this year.

July 19, 2013 2:17 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…
Bullock signs sex offender bill into law

Bullock signs sex offender bill into law

HELENA — Under a new law, out-of-state sex offenders living in Montana will be required to submit a DNA sample to be included in a state-wide sex offender DNA database.

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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.

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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…

DNA test to prove innocence a first for Wyoming

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — In a first for Wyoming, a court has ordered a post-conviction test of DNA.

February 18, 2013 1:08 pmLoading…

Whitefish man sentenced for raping girl

KALISPELL — A Whitefish man connected by DNA evidence to the rape of a 16-year-old girl five years ago has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 13 years of probation.

January 05, 2013 3:51 pmLoading…

Woman charged with murder in death of girl with Billings ties

LAS VEGAS -- A blackjack dealer was charged with kidnapping and murder on Wednesday in the death of her ex-boyfriend's daughter.

January 02, 2013 11:27 am Related

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Scientists collect DNA from wildlife in Bitterroot

Scientists collect DNA from wildlife in Bitterroot

HAMILTON — Mountain lions in the southern reaches of the Bitterroot Valley will soon be donating their DNA for the cause of science.

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Wyoming Game dept. lab is 'CSI' of wildlife forensics

Wyoming Game dept. lab is 'CSI' of wildlife forensics

LARAMIE — With a DNA analyzer, high tech microscopes and blood typing equipment straight out of an episode of the television series "CSI," the Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD) lab in Laramie is one of the premier wildlife forensic labs in the country.

December 09, 2012 12:00 pm Photos

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Lighter helps lead to arrest Hudson double slaying

RIVERTON, Wyo. -- Investigators say a lighter helped lead to the arrest of a teen in a double slaying in Hudson.

March 12, 2012 9:20 amLoading…

1st death row inmate exonerated by DNA to speak at University of Montana

MISSOULA -- For eight years, Kirk Bloodsworth recited the prisoner's mantra -- he was innocent.

October 11, 2011 11:21 amLoading…

Prosecutor: DNA tests link man to Missoula rape

MISSOULA  - Prosecutors say DNA tests have linked a 21-year-old man to an alleged rape in Missoula last December.

June 02, 2011 10:42 pmLoading…

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