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Nancy Baker-Krofft



Criminal Mistreatment


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Judicially Exonerated

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"Nancy Baker-Krofft was wrongly convicted of criminal mistreatment of her 11-year-old son in Marion County, Oregon. After her conviction by a jury Baker-Krofft appealed, and the Oregon Court of Appeals affirmed her conviction. The Oregon Supreme Court accepted her petition to review the appeals court's ruling. On August 19, 2010 by the Oregon Supreme Court reversed her conviction and acquitted her on the basis she did not commit a violation of the criminal mistreatment law. Her acquittal bars a retrial."

Conviction Caused By:

Erroneous interpretation of Oregon's felony criminal mistreatment law by the trial judge.

Innocence Proved By:

"Conviction overturned on August 19, 2010 by the Oregon Supreme Court on the basis she did not commit a violation of the criminal mistreatment law, and her acquittal bars a retrial."

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"State v. Baker-Krofft, and McCants and Walker, 239 P. 3d 226, 348 Or. 655 (OR Sup. Ct. 08-19-2010) (Reversing convictions of all three defendants in two separate cases -- State v. Baker-Krofft, S057958 and State v. McCants/Walker, S058148 -- based on insufficient evidence they failed to provide for their children's bodily needs or protect them from an immediate harm.)"

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