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Valentino Dixon stepped back into the City of Buffalo as a free man yesterday after spending 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. It happened with the help of a man and his students working to fight injustice.

Avery Schneider / WBFO News

A Buffalo man who spent 27 years in prison on a wrongful conviction has been exonerated. Valentino Dixon was released Wednesday.

Wrongfully convicted Lynn DeJac Peters dies of cancer

Jun 18, 2014
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Lynn DeJac Peters, who was released from prison after being wrongfully convicted to killing her daughter, has died of cancer.

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.