NY woman to get $2.7M for wrongful conviction
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York woman who spent more than 13 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of killing her teenage daughter has reached a $2.7 million settlement with the state.
Buffalo media outlets report that Lynn DeJac Peters is holding a news conference Tuesday morning to discuss details of the agreement reached with the Attorney General's Office.
DeJac Peters sought $10 million from the state after being convicted in 1994 of strangling her 13-year-old daughter, Crystallynn Girard, in their Buffalo home.
DeJac Peters' second-degree murder conviction for allegedly strangling the teen was overturned in 2007 after newly analyzed DNA evidence placed the mother's former boyfriend in Crystallynn's bedroom around the time she died. Authorities later determined that the girl died of a cocaine overdose.