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Naperville woman still dealing with long-ago assault
The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department, under whose jurisdiction the case fell, moved quickly after the attack. A local man awaiting trial for allegedly attempting to assault the wife of a Manitowoc County sheriff’s deputy matched the description of Beerntsen’s assailant. She picked him out of both a photo and live lineup. Although Steven Avery had an alibi for the time of the attack, he was charged with first-degree sexual assault, first-degree attempted murder and false imprisonment. He was convicted and sentenced to 32 years in prison.
But after serving 18 years, DNA evidence cleared him and pointed to a man named Gregory Allen who already was serving a 60-year sentence for rape. Avery was released from prison in 2003 and became a local celebrity and the face of the Wisconsin Innocence Project that worked to free wrongly convicted prisoners.
Nov 29, 2010 Story
A tale of two prisoners
The former death row inmate, Juan Roberto Melendez Colon, spoke Wednesday night to a packed room at the Yale Law School at a forum on the death penalty. The forum had been planned months in advance but happened to coincide with the death penalty phase of the most sensational trial in New Haven in recent memory.
Nov 10, 2010 Story
Taos mother’s love triumphs over tragedy
Four years after her death, Antonia Miera’s voice comes through her mother’s aging cell phone, dim but clear: “Hi, Mom. Call me when you get this.” Tammy Roybal-Gonzales has been holding onto that last voicemail from her 16-year-old daughter since a drunk-driving accident killed her in October 2006....
The man who killed Roybal- Gonzales’ daughter, 27-year-old Arturo Mondragón Jr., was released from prison in Los Lunas last month. And Roybal-Gonzales and her husband David are prepared to help Mondragón move on. Roybal-Gonzales and her husband David Gonzales credit a ground-breaking healing process called restorative justice for their ability to forgive Mondragón and welcome him back to Taos....
Nov 02, 2010 Story