News 09.08.09

Suspect Arrested in Milwaukee Killings

Milwaukee police have arrested a 49-year-old man in connection with nine murders – including the 1995 killing for which Chaunte Ott was wrongfully convicted. Walter Ellis has been charged with two murders so far, but police said his DNA has been found at the crime scenes of at least nine killings.

Ott served nearly 13 years in prison before DNA testing obtained by the Wisconsin Innocence Project proved him innocent this year. He was freed in June.


Read more about Ellis’ arrest and view graphics and history of the “North Side Strangler” case

. (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 09/08/09)



Read background on Ott’s wrongful conviction and exoneration

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