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Texas woman declared innocent in deadly salt poisoning case


CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A South Texas woman convicted in the 2006 salt poisoning death of her 4-year-old foster son is eligible for state compensation after a prosecutor said he intends to declare her innocent.

Nueces (nyoo-AY'-suhs) County District Attorney Mark Gonzalez told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times ( that Hannah Overton didn't receive a fair trial. Her attorney, Cynthia Orr, said her client feels vindicated and will next seek state compensation.

The declaration of outright innocence makes Overton eligible for $80,000 in compensation for each of her sev...

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