Thanks for covering this story. We’re overjoyed and having so much fun with our dear nutty Susan now that she’s out! Got her first cut and color in 17 years today!
Thanks in large part to the work of the organization Innocence Matters, a year-long investigation revealed that she was convicted solely on the basis of testimony from a woman who was proven to be a pathological liar, and that the defense at her trial had not researched that, and it was not presented in her defense.
The judge took only two minutes to vacate her conviction and dismiss her case. He was quoted as saying, “Ms. Mellen is not only not guilty. I believe, based on what I’ve read, that Ms. Mellen is innocent.” “The justice system failed.” The prosecution cooperated.
See the DAILY BREEZE story here.