Woman fights to clear her name of murder charge she is serving time for currently

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by Karma Dickerson

WHAS11.com

Posted on July 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 20 at 9:41 PM

Taylorsville, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Kentukiana woman is fighting for release after another man has confessed to the murder she's in prison for committing.

A Spencer county judge is considering evidence Susan King hopes will exonerate her. King has served five years of a 10 year sentence for killing Kyle Breeden in 1998. The innocence project has taken up her case and is trying to prove KSP investigators ignored the confession they hope will exonerate King.

Richard Jarrell Jr. confessed to killing Breeden when he was arrested for another shooting in May.  Jarrell provided intimate details of the murder however he has since recanted.  KSP and the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office says there are holes in his confession.

A judge will decide if King will get a new trial and if she will be released on house arrest in the meantime.
 

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