Dismissal sought of lawsuit filed by man whose conviction was overturned


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BRATTLEBORO, Vermont — Three Vermont investigators and a prosecutor are challenging a lawsuit from a man who spent nearly 18 years in prison before his conviction for killing his wife was overturned.

John Grega's attorneys say his conviction was based on flawed police work and unconstitutional actions by investigators.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports (http://bit.ly/1bI41RH) Jonathan Rose of the attorney general's office, who is representing the four, has asked for a dismissal, saying the claims have no merit.

Grega's wife, Christine, was found dead in a Dover condominium where they were vacationing in 1994. Grega was convicted in 1995 of aggravated murder. In 2010, his lawyers petitioned to test DNA evidence collected from the body. His conviction was overturned and Grega was released after DNA from an unknown man was found.

Information from: Brattleboro Reformer, http://www.reformer.com/

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