Father Acquitted of Murder but Daughter Still in Prison

Richard Winfrey Sr. is beside himself. He cannot understand why the state’s highest criminal court has taken more than six months and still not decided whether his 24-year-old daughter should be acquitted of murder when the primary evidence used against her — a dog-scent lineup — has been discredited.

“How in the heck can these people keep her in prison?” he asked during a phone interview from the frigid oil fields of North Dakota, where he works 14- hour days, seven days a week, to pay for his daughter’s legal fight. “I can’t stand what they’re doing.” 

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