State fights Helmig release
Tue, 07 Dec 2010 03:03:04 GMT —
Convicted killer Dale Helmig, who was declared innocent by a DeKalb County judge, may not be released from prison anytime soon.
Missouri's Attorney General Chris Koster is contesting a request for bail while the state seeks to have to have the trial court's innocence ruling overturned.
The Osage county man is serving a life sentence for killing his mother.
There is no precedent in a case like this, but Helmig's attorney Sean O'Brien points out this is the first time the state has appealed a trial court order finding that a prisoner has proved his innocence, citing the cases of Joe Amrine and Josh Kezer.