- Associated Press - Thursday, January 23, 2014

CADILLAC, Mich. (AP) - The Michigan attorney general’s office will not seek a second trial against a Wexford County man whose arson conviction was overturned after he had served five years in prison.

The Innocence Clinic at the University of Michigan law school says the state has closed the case against Victor Caminata. He was convicted in 2008 of intentionally setting a fire at his Boon Township home, near Cadillac, where he lived with his girlfriend and children. Caminata’s girlfriend testified that their relationship was on the rocks.

But after its own investigation, the Innocence Clinic discovered holes in the case and said signs of arson were false. Caminata has been free since July when a judge threw out the conviction. He had served more than half of a minimum nine-year prison sentence.



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