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Woman wrongfully convicted of killing kids in fire released

Woman wrongfully convicted of killing kids in fire released
A woman who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her three children in a house fire in 1993 has been released from prison.

She was sentenced to life without parole, according to The California Innocence Project.“Ultimately, the Panel concluded that, by modern standards, none of the allegedly incriminating evidence against Joann would withstand scrutiny today,” the Innocence Project attorneys said.” Tuesday, after years of working with the California Innocence Project, Parks, 54, was finally released from prison, more than nine months after Gov.“Nothing could be worse than losing your children and then being wrongfully convicted of their murder,” Justin Brooks, director of the California Innocence Project, said in a statement.

Parks was the first person sentenced to life without parole to be granted a parole hearing, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.In 2011, after more than two decades of advances in fire science, an an arson review panel review Parks’ case and concluded the fire was most likely an accident and the experts who testified against Parks were not properly educated in how fire behaves.

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