"Innocence Project" Helping Slover Family


SPRINGFIELD, IL- The Downstate Illinois Innocence Project is taking the Slover Family's effort for a new trial to the appeals court.

Attorneys for the group want the appeals court to order tests of a fingerprint found on a bridge over Lake Shelbyville near where Karyn Hearn Slover's remains were found in 1996.

A Macon County judge agreed with a prosecution witness that the print wasn't good enough for identification.

Michael Slover Jr., Michael Slover Sr. and Jeannette Slover were convicted of murder in 2002 and are currently serving 60 year sentences.

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