A 13-year-old girl had been found strangled in her bed.


The verdict

Lynn DeJac

Lynn DeJac was initially found guilty.

In 2007, Dennis Donohue was found guilty of another local killing.

During the investigation, DNA evidence placed Donohue in Crystallynn’s room at the time of her death.

However, he couldn’t be prosecuted for Crystallynn’s murder – as he’d been granted immunity for testifying against Lynn.

In 2008, Lynn DeJac, 44, was exonerated.

In a final twist, authorities said Crystallynn had actually overdosed on a ‘trace amount’ of cocaine. And experts suggested the drug may have entered her system at Donohue’s hands.

It seemed the truth about Crystallynn’s killer may never be clear…


By Rachel Tompkins

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. The verdict
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