After 17 years behind bars for murder, Susan Mellen was released from jail by a judge who declared her innocent of the killing. It was stated that dectective Marcella Winn suppressed evidence from Mellen’s attorney that would have cancelled out the trial’s key witness in 1998.
This story is not the first of its kind. There have been others who have been locked behind bars planning on a life in prison, when they were innocent. The idea that someone will keep evidence like that hidden for the sake of keeping someone’s mental issues hidden is something that is not right and shows that not everything is as it seems.
“There’s no amount of money in the universe that can give me back what I lost with my family and my children, the pain and the suffering,” Mellen said. “I just want to live my life again.”