- 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