- Written by Bill Branham
After 8 years in prison and 7 more years of the threat of being sent back to prison, Lorinda Swain has been granted a new trial! We are ecstatic! The absurdity of the claim of sexual abuse, immediately recanted by her son, has been hanging over her head for all these years. The Court's Order is worth quoting in it's entirety.
The Calhoun County's prosecutor's office had no case, which is why they kept appealing the original judge's decision to grant Lorinda a retrial. So, with a modicum of sanity, Calhoun County responded by saying that they will not retry Lorinda, but will move to dismiss. IT IS OVER!
We at Proving Innocence rejoice with Lorinda, her family and her friends.
We also want to make a special note of how fortunate we all are to have a man like Dave Moran who is committed to freeing the innocent. We encourage you to watch his argument before the Michigan Supreme Court, ably persuading the judges to recognize Lorinda's right to a new trial. As it happened, Dave Moran was scheduled to be present at our PI Board meeting Wed. evening. Instead, he spent the evening speaking with Lorinda and fielding questions from the media. There will be a big celebration at the University of Michigan Innocence Clinic!
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