Exonerated Utah inmate: Hard to find job

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Utah woman who was exonerated after 17 years in prison for the murder of her boss says she's having trouble finding work due to her record.

Debra Brown said Wednesday her record hasn't been expunged, making it hard to find a job because employers think she killed her last boss.

She was released in May, becoming the first inmate exonerated under a 2008 Utah law allowing convictions to be overturned based on new factual, not scientific, evidence.

Utah state Attorney General Mark Shurtleff initially said he wouldn't challenge the ruling, but has since changed course. Prosecutors filed a notice of appeal Tuesday, saying the judge incorrectly applied the statute.

The 54-year-old Brown says she feels like an adult infant, given the new technology that has emerged since her incarceration.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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