Family of murdered BYU professor Kay Mortensen disappointed in lawsuit dismissal

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  • Beeemo Plano, TX
    July 4, 2013 11:57 a.m.

    I watched the Dateline episode about this. I think the two things that hit me the most about this was: (1) The detective, even after finding out he was wrong, had no remorse and said that he could "put it behind me". That's pretty scary when you think about it, how someone with such power can make someone guilty (essentially) and not bat an eye when he came inches from ruining two people's lives. (2) No matter what, lawyer up always. You know you are innocent so what do you have to hide? They can get you to say things and you will always have something that won't jive. If anyone says otherwise, just look at this case. Oh, one more thing. All this happened to the couple because they were simply bringing a pie over to the dad. Kind hearted simple folks almost ruined - and abandoned by their own family members.

  • CB Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    The justice system is pathetic when it comes to policing their own. Such an abuse of power!
    Making the grand jury so sacrosanct that it cannot be questioned opens it to extreme abuse, as in this case. Shame on those involved.

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Sept. 14, 2012 6:17 p.m.

    It is disappointing that these wrongly accused folks are now supposed to just resume their lives without any compensation for all that they have endured in what was an incredible miscarriage of justice. It is gratifying that they are no longer wrongly incarcerated, but how do people recover from such experiences? I hope their support group will help them move on.