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A Texas woman is suing investigators who used dogs to pick her out of a “scent lineup” – a widely questioned investigative technique that put her in prison for six years before she was acquitted.
Megan Winfrey (left), 25, was freed in April of 2013 after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals upheld its own ruling acquitting her in the 2004 murder of a high school custodian, Murray Burr. Her father, Richard Winfrey Sr. and her brother, Richard Winfrey, Jr., have also been cleared after trials that all used the same evidence. In a lawsuit filed recently, Winfrey accused San Jacinto County, current and former sheriffs and deputies and the dog trainer of malicious prosecution and civil rights violations.
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