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 Gov. John Hickenlooper gave a personal apology to man who was wrongly jailed after signing a bill into law Wednesday to compensate the wrongly imprisoned.
A man who spent nearly two decades behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit could get some compensation from the State of Colorado.
Colorado is beginning work on a standard compensation package for people imprisoned for crimes they didn’t commit.
An effort is under way to change Colorado law and make it so that people who wrongfully imprisoned get adequately compensated for the time they had to spend behind bars.
In Colorado, there is no compensation and no help of any sort for those who have been wrongly imprisoned.
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.