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Parole Granted!

November 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments

The Iowa Board of Parole granted Heidi a parole on October 31, 2012 .  The decision was unanimous 3-0.  Heidi was released just before Thanksgiving , on Nov. 14. It’s been 14 years.  Good news at last.  Thank God.

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Plea Bargain Reached

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Heidi Anfinson entered into a plea Oct. 28.  She waives her right to a third trial which was scheduled to start next week. Her original conviction carried a 50 year mandatory sentence. Under the plea, her maximum sentence is 50 years non-mandatory. With time already served, she could be paroled in 1-4 years. (Details are [...]

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New Trial !!!! Heidi’s Conviction Overturned !!!!

October 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Iowa Supreme Court overturned Heidi’s conviction on October 17, nine years after Heidi entered prison for a 50 year sentence.  Heidi has been awarded a new trial. Finally someone listened to what her supporters have been saying for 10 years!

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September 20th …

October 1st, 2008 · 2 Comments

‘Must read’ background if you are new to Heidi’s case. A first-hand account by her brother-in-law (circa 2004).

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This site brought me to tears … I’ve changed my mind.

October 1st, 2007 · No Comments

I ran across this website when I was doing a paper on the Anfinson case not too long ago for one of my criminal justice classes in college. Our assignment was to do a research paper on a case that we felt was an injustice to the defendant or victim, and having seen a documentary on this case I decided to choose it for my topic.

I found this website and it really made me feel for Heidi and her family. My professor was impressed with the arguments I made on why I felt Heidi got a harsher sentence than she deserved, and reading this site really brought me to tears. I hope Heidi and her family are holding up as well as they can after everything that’s happened to them in the past decade.

As someone who once thought no one could leave their baby alone in a bathtub and not call 911 finding them under the water, I’ve completely changed my mind on the matter after doing this research. Heidi and her family are in my prayers and I do hope one day that she can be a free woman once again. Read the entire paper …

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Post-conviction hearing – August 2005

August 31st, 2005 · No Comments

Heidi’s postconviction proceeding in August 2005 was based on her 2002 appeal (Section IV: “Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims”).

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Letter to the Editor

September 18th, 2002 · No Comments

A sister defends Heidi.

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Appeal Decision – 2002

July 3rd, 2002 · No Comments

Heidi’s postconviction proceeding in August 2005 was based on her 2002 appeal (Section IV: “Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Claims”).

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Dr. Stephens questions the verdict

May 5th, 2000 · No Comments

An expert witness wonders about science, laws and vengence.

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From Jacob’s Father

April 30th, 2000 · No Comments

Written shortly after his wife was sentenced to 50 years.

We have had much time to think about the day Jacob died. We have been through two trials. Hell would be a step up from what we have been living with since the day Jacob died.

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