Judge dismisses case against Kirstin Lobato, orders her to be freed

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Las Vegas Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez signed an order today dismissing the case against Kirstin Lobato who was convicted of murder and spent 16 years in prison.

The order also says Lobato will be released from the custody of the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Lobato was convicted of killing a homeless man 2001. She was recently granted a new trial after a judge found ineffective counsel played a role in that conviction.

Lobato has always maintained she was 170 miles away when the crime occurred and believes untested DNA evidence will prove she didn’t commit the crime.

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