Acquitted Woman Sues Police, DA, SBI

A woman is suing the local police department, the district attorney, and the SBI after she spent years in jail for the murder of her mother.

Leslie Lincoln was arrested in September 2002 for the murder of her mother, 74-year-old Arlene Lincoln. She had been found beaten and stabbed at her home in Greenville in March 2002. Lincoln was in jail for years until her trial in March 2007, when a jury acquitted her of the murder charges.

Now Lincoln has filed a lawsuit, according to the Daily Reflector, suing the Pitt County District Attorney, Greenville Police and the SBI, alleging malicious prosecution. The paper says Lincoln is seeking $40,000 in damages.

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