Wrongly Imprisoned

A Californian Man Freed after Being Wrongly Imprisoned for 39 Years


In November 1978, Craig R. Coley was arrested in connection with the murder of Rhonda Wicht a 24-year-old woman who had ended their relationship shortly before her death. Ms. Wicht was strangled to death in her apartment while her 4-year old son was smothered. After serving an imprisonment of 39 years, a new investigation proved that Mr. Coley was not guilty. The first trial of Mr. Coley happened in the year 1979. He was found guilty. A retrial that occurred the following year sent him to a life imprisonment without parole. Gregory D.