Chad Heins, finally free, returns to Wisconsin


Innocence Project client Chad Heins, exonerated and released on Tuesday in Jacksonville, Florida, rejoined his family in Wisconsin on Wednesday. The joyful reunion came more than a decade after Heins was wrongfully convicted of killing his sister-in-law in Florida. He was exonerated and released this week because DNA evidence has shown that an unidentified man killed the victim.

Read media coverage of Heins’ exoneration and his return to Wisconsin below:

Freed man returns home

. (First Coast News, 12/06/07)

DNA exonerates Nekoosa man of 94 murder

(Wausau, WI Daily Herald, 12/6/07)

13 years later, DNA frees man in family death

(Associated Press, 12/05/07)


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