Prison time for a murder he didn’t commit robbed 52-year-old Robert Dewey of priceless moments, like the birth of his grandchildren and the burial of his only son.
A Mesa County man who inspired a new law compensating the wrongly convicted is nearing a monetary settlement with the state.
Colorado’s first prosecutor-led DNA exoneration of a man wrongfully convicted of murder came after a review of nearly 5,000 cases in a review effort that is spreading nationwide.
A man already serving a life sentence for murder is suspected in another decades-old crime. On Wednesday, Douglas Thames lost his chance for an appeal.
Robert Dewey was 33 when he went to prison for the 1994 rape and murder of a Palisade woman. The 51-year-old walked away free Monday, after new testing of DNA evidence pointed to someone else as the suspect.
CBS4 has learned that a man convicted and imprisoned for a 1994 murder and rape on the Western Slope will likely be released next week after DNA evidence showed he was innocent.