Other Cases of Interest
Due to limited capacity, there are many cases PI becomes aware about, but is not in a position to assist. Still, we wish there was something we could do to help.
So, we want to make them available to the general public in the hope that someone or some group might take the case. PI does not stand behind each case as a bonifide wrongful conviction, with the exception of the Lobato case. How can we, since we have not investigated? The best way to describe our decision to post a case is that our gut tells us it is legitimate or worth looking into, and that by making this available to the general public, some one may step up to the plate. It must be left up to another to prove these people have been wrongfully convicted.
Each case we post will have information so you can contact those involved directly. Please do not contact us about the case. We are only a conduit.
- Published: 28 July 2012
Kirstin Blaise Lobato is an innocent 29 year old woman who was wrongfully convicted of murder in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2002. Despite the fact that no DNA evidence found at the scene tied her to the crime and multiple alibi witnesses were available to testify that she was 170 miles away the day the murder occured in Las Vegas, she has spent the last ten years of her life in prison.
In April of this year, Proving Innocence joined in an amicus curiae for Kirstin. The Nevada Supreme Court has now denied the amicus curiae motion.
In unfortunately typical behavior in wrongful conviction cases like this, Clark County District Attorney Steven Wolfson refuses to allow The Innocence Project to pay for DNA testing of the evidence.
We encourage you to go to Justice 4 Kirsten and read how you can make your voice heard. Over 136,000 signatures have been collected on a petition to ask the DA to allow the testing. There is also a great summary of Kirstin's case put together by Hans Sherrer of Justice Denied. Go to http://justicedenied.org/lobato/lobato.htm
- Published: 29 January 2013
Bobby Don Salas-420573
Green Bay Correctional Institution
P.O. Box 19033
Green Bay, Wisconsin 54307-9033
State of Wisconsin v. Bobby D. Salas
Pierce County Case No. 02-CF-51