Nevada, a woman is acquitted of all charges after serving 35 years for murder gets $3M award

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A woman, who was released from a Nevada prison is in the year 2015-after being locked up for more than three decades for a murder they did not commit. — was awarded $3 million in a partial settlement of a federal civil rights lawsuit, her attorney said Wednesday.

Cathy Woods, of 68, was still looking for compensation from the city of Reno, nevada, and a former police investigators, they have been accused of threatening to 1979, the profession of her while she is a patient at a Louisiana mental hospital.

Grove spent 35 years in prison for the 1976 murder of Michelle Mitchell, a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Reno, nevada. DNA evidence collected from a cigarette butt found at the crime scene eventually cleared her. She has lived in Washington state ever since.

County commissioners in Nevada, have agreed to a $3 million settlement in the Forest, can be seen here, in 2014, of which 35 years in prison for a murder they did not commit, before they have been exonerated by DNA evidence, is bound to become a crime scene cigarette butt. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP, File

“While no amount of money will compensate Ms. Woods, what she had been through, it will go at least some way towards the provision of care for her,” said her lawyer, Elizabeth Cheek.

Wang said that the Forest was psychotic, and that they never would have questioned her. The forest was bartending when One was killed, and later moved to Louisiana. Her mother committed her to a mental hospital, where the Forest is, however, one staff member from the mob.

Nevada is the Highest Court overturned its 1980 commitment, but she was convicted again in 1984 and then in a second trial.

A judge vacated the conviction, in 2014, after a DNA test linked an Oregon prison inmate Rodney Halbower to the crime. He has now been convicted and sentenced for two murders in San Francisco that took place during the same time period as the One to kill.

Woods was the longest-serving women will be wrongfully convicted and subsequently fired, according to the National Registry of Exonerations.

The Washoe County Commission voted 4-0 Tuesday to pay $3 million to settle a portion of its federal lawsuit. A former District Attorney Cal Dunlap, was named as a defendant in the case.


“The conviction and the subsequent incarceration of the Forest of death, it is in a desperate situation, and that Washoe County’s hope it is never repeated,” the province said in a statement. “While money can’t compensate an individual for loss of liberty, Washoe County, sincerely hope that with this monetary settlement, will be used to provide the best possible care of the Forest.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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