Updated: Thursday, 09 Oct 2008, 8:18 AM EDT
Published : Friday, 25 Apr 2008, 6:12 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - - There are new details into the death of Crystallynn Girard.
Her mother Lynn Dejac has been exonerated after serving more than a decade in prison for the first time we are hearing the 9-1-1 call made the day Crystallyn was found dead.
News 4 has obtained a copy of the 1993 Valentine's Day, 9-1-1 call. The call was made by Lynn Dejac's former boyfriend, Keith Cramer. You can hear Lynn Dejac's cries in the background.
Keith Cramer, "I need, I need an ambulance, a cop car at 195 babcock."
Dispatcher, 911, "What happened?"
Dejac had returned home after breaking up with her boyfriend Dennis Donohue. Cramer tries to describe what happened.
Keith Cramer, "There's,there's, there's been, I don't know if it's a murder or something. A 13 year-old girl is dead."
13 Crystallyn Girard was that 13 year-old. This is what police saw when they entered Dejac's home.
Dispatcher, "Was she shot or what happened?"
Keith Cramer, "I don't know. I was just called. The mother called me."
Then something many might consider strange. Listen as Cramer describes Crystallynn's condition and states Dejac's innocence.
Keith Cramer, "She's got bruises all over her. I don't know what's up. I know the mother had nothing to do with it. She's in hysterics."
Back in 1993, the medical examiner ruled the teen's death was caused by manual strangulation. Dejac served 13 years in prison for her daughter's death. Her conviction was overturned and the charges dropped this year based on DNA evidence.
New findings point to a cocaine overdose as the cause of death, something Dejac disputes. Now Dejac is suing the state for wrongful imprisonment.
Lynn Dejac, Crystallyn's mother, "I want to be heard. I want the public to know the truth. That's all I want. I just want them to know the truth."
Remember new findings lead experts to believe Girard died from a cocaine overdose. However, Dejac claims her daughter was murdered by Dennis Donaghue. The Erie County District Attorney's office considers this case closed.
Story by Mylous Hairston (WIVB)