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Crystal Weimer was arrested in 2004 for third degree murder, a crime she didn’t commit. She spent nearly 12 years in prison and was exonerated on June 27, 2016, and all charges were dropped with prejudice. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

Crystal Weimer was arrested in 2004 for third degree murder, a crime she didn’t commit. She spent nearly 12 years in prison and was exonerated on June 27, 2016, and all charges were dropped with prejudice. (Lindsay Lazarski/WHYY)

Have you ever been accused of a crime you didn’t commit? How about convicted for a crime you didn’t commit? Welcome to Crystal Weimer’s real life nightmare. Today we hear from WHYY reporter Lindsay Lazarski about Weimer’s story and what her experience says about the state of public defense in Pennsylvania.

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