The Gift of Exoneration: Gloria Killian

December 6, 2012
Hosted by Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

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17+ years in prison! Gloria Killian was convicted in 1986 of first degree felony murder, robbery, and conspiracy and received a sentence of 32 years to life for the murder of a Sacramento, CA couple. At the time, she was a third year law student with no criminal history. In 2002, Gloria walked out of prison a free woman after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned her conviction when it determined the conviction was based solely on perjured testimony. Six years later, the prosecuting Deputy District Attorney was tried by the State Bar of California and found guilty of unethical conduct in her case. Gloria describes her checkered journey along with Amy Kennedy, a lawyer and case manager from the Northern California Innocence Project.

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Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler, CPI, CCDI

Francie Koehler’s career as a licensed private investigator includes cases that have sparked media projects. "Unsolved Mysteries" portrayed one of her missing person cases. British author Val McDermid featured her capital case in "A Suitable Job for A Woman" and true crime writer Ann Rule chronicled a case she investigated involving a missing nightclub owner entitled "In The Name Of Love." Francie drew on her investigative and retail experience to create the 3-part video, "Loss Prevention - The Big Picture." International results included an invitation to Moscow, where she spoke to Russian nationals interested in privatization. Francie is the former two-term president of both the National Council of Investigation & Security Services (NCISS) and the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI). Awarded by each organization for her work, she serves as Legislative Chair for both and regularly testifies before the California State Legislature regarding bills of concern to PI’s. Francie has been recognized by her state regulatory agency for outstanding service to her profession. In addition, she holds memberships in the Council for International Investigators, National Association of Legal Investigators, World Association of Detectives, and California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Francie also works with the Innocence Project and holds certifications as a Conflict Mediator, Legal Investigator, Professional Investigator and Criminal Defense Investigator.

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