Prosecutors request conviction be overturned

The office of the prosecuting attorney in Elkhart County has joined in a motion to the Elkhart Circuit Court to set aside the 2005 murder conviction of Lana Canen for the 2002 murder of Helen Sailor at the Waterfall High Rise apartments in Elkhart.

Canen was originally sentenced to 55 years in prison following her conviction by an Elkhart Circuit Court jury.

The office of the prosecuting attorney joined in Canen's request following an evidentiary hearing held last month.

Canen wanted to have her conviction set aside based on evidence at trial, which she claimed was faulty. The evidence has to do with a finger print.

Canen had been accused of being an accomplice in the beating, robbery and murder of Helen Sailor.

An Elkhart Circuit Court judge is expected to rule on the joint request soon.

A news conference will be held Monday afternoon with the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department.


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