Seattle publisher joins bid for Nevada prisoner
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A Seattle-based publisher is joining calls for DNA evidence testing that supporters say would exonerate a woman convicted in the July 2001 killing and sexual mutilation of a homeless man in Las Vegas.
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson declined comment Thursday about Justice Denied magazine producer and The Justice Institute chief Hans Sherrer's claim that a prosecutor made inaccurate statements to the Nevada Supreme Court and the media about Kirstin Lobato's case.
Lobato is serving 13 to 35 years for killing 44-year-old Duran Bailey, cutting his genitals and leaving his body in a trash bin.
Prosecutors say Lobato, then 18, was on a methamphetamine binge when she killed and mutilated Bailey after refusing a sex-for-drugs deal.
She later claimed she was in her hometown of Panaca at the time.