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Woman wrongly convicted in son's death will be compensated

(Posted on 18/10/20)

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Woman wrongly convicted in son's death will be compensated
An innocent woman who spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted following a mobile home fire that killed her 3-year-old son will be compensated by the state of Indiana.

Kristine Bunch, who was convicted of murder and arson in 1996, was found by the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute’s Board of Trustees to be eligible for compensation through the state’s exoneration fund. Jackson County Judge AmyMarie Travis, one of the board members, said there was “clear and convincing evidence” that Bunch had been innocent all along. 

It wasn’t immediately known how much she will receive, although the wrongly convicted are eligible for $50,000 for every year in prison, under state law.

It is the thought the fire which caused the death of her Kristine Bunch's son Tony was accidental. 




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