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DNA Exoneration

Freddie Joe Lawrence accuses Ravalli, Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark counties in a federal complaint of fabricating evidence to convict him of murder. DNA evidence exonerated Lawrence after 23 years in prison, during which time his wife died and he lost contact with his three children, whom he still cannot locate.

MISSOULA, Mont. — Freddie Joe Lawrence accuses Ravalli, Jefferson, and Lewis and Clark counties in a federal complaint of fabricating evidence to convict him of murder. DNA evidence exonerated Lawrence after 23 years in prison, during which time his wife died and he lost contact with his three children, whom he still cannot locate.

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