Debra Milke

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Mom Freed From Death Row: 'This Is Not Happiness'

Debra Milke says she lives with a broken heart

(Newser) - An Arizona woman's "living nightmare" is over, her lawyers say. But for Debra Milke, her freedom "is bittersweet," she says. "This is not happiness." After 22 years on death row, Milke was cleared of murder charges earlier this week related to the death of... More »

Mom's Murder Case Tossed After 22 Years on Death Row

Debra Milke was convicted based on confession she says she never gave

(Newser) - A judge today dismissed the murder case against an Arizona woman who spent more than 20 years on death row in the 1989 killing of her 4-year-old son. Debra Jean Milke hugged her supporters and sobbed as she exited the Phoenix courtroom. Judge Rosa Mroz ended the case after prosecutors... More »

Woman Once on Death Row Freed Pending New Trial

Arizona's Debra Milke was convicted in murder of her 4-year-old son

(Newser) - Debra Milke spent more than two decades on death row in Arizona, but she is no longer behind bars as of this afternoon, reports CNN . She walked out of the Maricopa County jail after supporters put up a $250,000 bond. The 49-year-old isn't in the clear, however. She... More »

Woman on Death Row Has Conviction Overturned

Detective in case has history of perjury

(Newser) - Debra Milke has spent 22 years on death row for orchestrating the murder of her 4-year-old son, but the Arizona woman may be on the verge of freedom, after a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals judge overturned her conviction yesterday. Milke's roommate and a friend shot Milke's son... More »

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