Lorinda Swain was convicted in 2002 for sexually abusing her adopted son.
But her son later told the court he’d lied about the abuse. After more than seven years in prison, Swain was let out on bond when a judge ruled she deserved a new trial.
But the Court of Appeals overruled that decision two separate times.
Source: What does an innocent person have to do to get their conviction overturned? April 4, 2016
Calhoun Co. prosecutor won’t retry Lorinda Swain May 19, 2016
“In an order issued Wednesday, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that Swain was entitled to a new trial. Later the same day, Calhoun County Prosecutor David Gilbert told 24 Hour News 8 that his office would not move forward with the retrial.”