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New evidence raises doubts in convicted Indiana killer's case

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 11:41 am

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana woman who was sentenced to 100 years for the shotgun slayings of her roommates could get help with an appeal from an unlikely source — the man who put her behind bars.

Retired Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Larry Sells says new evidence suggests Sarah Jo Pender didn't receive a fair trial in the 2000 slayings. He tells The Indianapolis Star that the "snitch list" discovered since Pender's trial calls into question key testimony from a witness.

Pender has served nearly 13 years in prison and earned a spot on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted Fugitives list after an escape in 2008

She denies shooting her roommates but says she helped dump their bodies.

Prosecutors have said they would evaluate any new information in Pender's case.