- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Supreme Court has denied an appeal for a new trial for a Johnson County man serving six life sentences on convictions of sexually abusing children.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1M1qzzS ) that Michael Allan Lindstrom had requested a new trial after one of his victims recanted her allegation. But the state’s highest court ruled last week that the victim’s changed story wasn’t credible.

Lindstrom was sentenced in 2014 after being found guilty of multiple sex crimes against children and other offenses.

Last year, one of his victims wrote a letter to his grandmother saying she lied when she testified at trial and that Lindstrom was innocent.

The Supreme Court found that the victim wrote the letter because she felt threatened by Lindstrom’s grandmother, who told her she “needed to do something” about Lindstrom going to prison.



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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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