Judge declares Debra Brown innocent of 1993 murder

Judge declares Debra Brown innocent of 1993 murder

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A Utah judge has declared that Debra Brown is innocent of murdering her employer, Lael Brown in 1993.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - A Utah judge has declared that Debra Brown is innocent of murdering her employer, Lael Brown in 1993.

A court order was issued on Monday proclaiming Brown's innocence after hearings in January, where Brown's legal defense team presented evidence that proved she could not have murdered Lael, due to the fact that she was in another place at the time of his death.

Brown was convicted in 1995 for the 1993 murder of her friend and boss, Lael Brown. Prosecutors believe Debra murdered her former employer over money the Cache County woman owed him.

Debra told a packed courtroom in January that the only crime she ever committed was stealing cash and checks from Lael, not murder.

The judge's ruling exonerated Brown without DNA evidence.

Debra is now eligible under a 2008 statue to receive more than a half a million dollars from the State in reparation.

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