A Logan woman convicted of murder is getting a second chance to prove her innocence. The Deseret News reports a post-conviction evidentiary hearing to consider new evidence in 53-year old Debra Brown’s case is scheduled for Tuesday in 2nd District Court.Rocky Mountain Innocence Center Director Katie Monroe says the case is the first being considered under a 2008 law that allows the courts to hear new information, including non-DNA evidence or a recanting of eyewitness testimony. Brown was convicted of murder in 1995 for the shooting death of her employer, Lael Brown. The two are not related. Debra Brown found Lael Brown dead at his Logan home. Monroe says a review of the records uncovered information about an individual seen after Lael Browns death who had a gun like the one used in the shooting.
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