Homophobic police frame-up causes woman to serve 35 years for a crime she did not commit
Cathy Woods is suing the City of Reno, Nevada, its former DA, four police officers and a doctor for an unspecified sum. In a complaint filed Monday in federal district court her attorneys argue that the homophobic Reno police officers, believing a paranoid schizophrenic
woman was a lesbian, fabricated evidence that sent her to prison for 35
years for a murder committed by a man, making her the “longest-ever
wrongfully incarcerated woman in U.S. history.”
Woods was cleared in 2014 by DNA testing. A convicted serial killer, currently incarcerated in Oregon, was identified as the murderer.