Police arrested Penny in part because she had gone barhopping with Sarah just before the disappearance; because Penny was a former military security guard with a knowledge of weapons; because, as an alcoholic, Penny sometimes blacked out or otherwise became unaware of her actions; and, maybe, because of negative stereotypes about lesbians, a category that includes Penny.
All of the Signs of Innocence, criteria developed by David Protess, Director of The Chicago Innocence Project, apply to Penny.
No physical evidence tied Penny to the crime; the murder weapon was never found.
Credible eye witnesses?
Key witnesses included James Foseid, who changed his story several times (and continues to change it).
Penny was home in Spring Green in time to see a TV show that started at 1:37 a.m. Sarah, forensic evidence suggests, may not have died until several hours later.
Any credible confession?
Penny maintains her innocence, although a police detective claimed she nodded slightly when he stated, "I think you were involved in Sarah's death."
Background of defendant?
No prior criminal record.
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Penny Brummer Defense Fund
The People's Community Bank
P. O. Box 369
Spring Green, WI 53588
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