Innocence Project wins new trial for Green Bay man

After 14 years in prison, a Green Bay man will get a new trial, thanks to the Wisconsin Innocence Project.

Cody Vandenberg was convicted of armed robbery and attempted murder in 1986. The charges stemmed from an incident in which a Bellevue man was stabbed in his home and robbed.

Now, new evidence casts doubt on the victim's identification of Vandenberg as his attacker. What's more, another man has confessed to the crime.

Over the past 10 years, 22 UW Law students have worked on Vandenberg's case. Now, the Innocence Project is hoping that Vandenberg will be released on bond while prosecutors decide whether they want a retrial.

You can read media coverage of the case at Fox11, the Green Bay Press Gazette, and the Wisconsin State Journal.   

Submitted by UW Law School News on September 28, 2010

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