Elkhart woman suing officers after being wrongly imprisoned for 8 years

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
An Elkhart woman who spent eight years in prison for a murder she didn

Lana Canen helps out her mother, who runs a daycare business out of her home in Elkhart. Canen spent eight years in prison for a murder she did not commit, and was finally exonerated nearly a year ago. "I'm still getting used to having a normal life." (Jon Garcia / The Elkhart Truth)

ELKHART, Ind. An Elkhart woman, who spent eight years in prison for a murder she did not commit, is suing two officers.

Lana Canen was sentenced to 55 years for the murder of Helen Sailor, 94, based on faulty fingerprint evidence.

Canen was released in 2012 after Elkhart County Sheriff's Deputy Dennis Chapman admitted his finger-print analysis was inaccurate.

Canen's suit now seeks compensation and punitive damages against Chapman, as well as Mark Daggy, the Elkhart police officer who endorsed him as an expert.,


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