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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If you prefer, you can send a check to:
Penny Brummer Defense Fund
The People's Community Bank
P. O. Box 369
Spring Green, WI 53588
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This website developed in cooperation with Truth in Justice, Maloney Innocence Project and Innocence Consultants.