“We affirm the post-conviction court,” Chief Justice Matthew Durrant wrote. “We hold that a post-conviction determination of factual innocence can be based on both newly discovered evidence and previously available evidence.”
The Rocky Mountain Innocence Project
took on the case in 2002.
Debra Brown’s attorney, Alan Sullivan, has said previously there were others who should have been investigated in Lael Brown’s death and that the case against his client was a circumstantial one. He said the notion that Debra Brown was the only one who could enter the home without forcing entry was irrelevant, because the back door of Lael Brown’s home didn’t even lock properly.
about the case.