Two recent Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC) cases have recently garnered media attention.
The first case involved a woman imprisoned for murdering her employer, in 1993. Attorneys for the woman, Debra Brown, recently argued in a hearing before Judge Michael DiReda that “a potential suspect was ignored, police botched the crime scene, and Brown’s trial lawyers failed to develop the case,” according to a news story in the Ogden Standard-Examiner.
The second story involved a convicted murderer, Hilario Medina, who has asked the state of Utah to perform DNA tests on evidence gathered at the scene of the 1997 death of 62-year-old Edward J. Livsey. Medina, who has been imprisoned since the day after Livsey’s body was discovered by hikers, has filed a lawsuit against the state of Utah proclaiming his innocence.
The KSL-TV story about Medina can be viewed and read here.
Jensie Anderson, a clinical professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and RMIC’s president, served as co-counsel on both matters.