Woman wrongly convicted in son's death will be compensated
(Posted on 18/10/20)Share:
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.