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One of Western New York's high profile attorneys is announcing his candidacy for State Supreme Court.

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The Council decided it had no choice and agreed to pay out $350,000 in a case where a police officer allegedly attacked a clerk in an auto repo store.


Nearly five years after a judge overturned her wrongful murder conviction, Lynn DeJac still has not been compensated for the lengthy prison sentence she served.

In 2007,  DeJac was the first woman in the U.S. set free based on DNA. 

DeJac was convicted in 1994 of strangling her 13-year-old daughter Crystallynn Girard.

But modern testing of long-lost evidence linked the killing to DeJac's former boyfriend Dennis Donahue.