innocence blog

A Web log for the Innocence Institute of Point Park University

Monday, October 11, 2004

Munchinski still imprisoned

Ten days after a judge overturned David Munchinski's conviction, Munchinski still sits in a prison cell in Fayette County . That's because the state attorney appealed the decision last week, delaying any potential release. Munchinski's attorneys can now ask for bail, though there's no word yet on when that might happen and whether the judge would agree.

It's been 17 years and counting for Munchinski, who was convicted of a double murder he says he didn't commit. Prosecutors hid evidence that the key witness against him lied and other evidence suggested he didn't do it, leading to the conviction being overturned. Now we'll see how far state prosecutors will take the case in spite of those issues.

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