Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bulletin: Kristine Bunch: Indiana; Arson case; Attorney general wants Greensburg woman's conviction reinstated - 13 WTHR;

STORY: "Indiana Attorney General wants Greenburg woman's conviction reinstated: The fight to keep Indiana mom behind bars is escalating," published by 13 WTHR on June 12, 2012.

GIST: "13 Investigates has learned the Indiana attorney general is asking the State Supreme Court to reinstate the conviction of Kristine Bunch. Bunch was convicted in 1996 on arson and murder charges in the death of her three-year-old son Tony following a fire in her Greensburg mobile home in June 1995. She was sentenced to 60 years in prison. In March of this year, after serving 16 years in prison, an appeals court ruled her conviction should be tossed out because new toxicology reports showed her son died of carbon monoxide poisoning. The court said the carbon monoxide finding suggests the fire started in the ceiling and was not intentionally set. The court also said prosecutors withheld evidence in the case. Now instead of giving Bunch a new trial in Decatur County, the attorney general is asking to have the case transferred to the Indiana Supreme Court and to have the Appeals Court ruling overturned. The state said the evidence regarding the ceiling was not new and contradicts statements Bunch told investigators after the fire."

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