LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky woman who was charged in a strangling death as a teen and later pardoned by the governor has filed a federal lawsuit. In it, she says she was wrongly accused of the slaying.
Johnetta Carr says Louisville police investigators coerced her testimony after she was arrested at age 16 in 2006.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Louisville.
The victim, Planes Adolphe, was found strangled at a Louisville apartment complex.
The lawsuit says officers fabricated evidence and coerced her co-defendant and jailhouse informants.
No DNA tied her to the crime.