BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A $30 million lawsuit has now been filed by a Buffalo mother, wrongfully convicted in her daughter's death.
Lynn DeJac Peters filed suit against New York in the State Court of Claims two years ago, but this is another lawsuit in Federal Court.
This one seeks a total of $30 million in damages and names the city of Buffalo, Erie County, former DA Frank Clark, former assistant DA Joe Maruzak, as well as five homicide detectives, and five police officers who were on the case from 1993. That's when she was put in jail, accused of murdering her daughter, Crystallyn Girard. This suit claims that all of these prosecutors and investigators ignored what she calls the considerable evidence implicating Dennis Donahue in the death of her daughter.
Peters' attorney, Steve Cohen, said, "These are the people who allowed Lynn Dejac, now Lynn Dejac Peters to sit in jail for almost 14 years knowing there was a murderer still on the loose and who struck again, and who's now in jail."
"This is the truth. This is the one where the truth is gonna come out and I'm very pleased about that," said Peters.
It was three years ago this week that Lynn Dejac Peters was released from prison.
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