Helmig Struggles after Wrongful Conviction Release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A central Missouri man freed who was freed from prison last year after his conviction for killing his mother was overturned is struggling to adjust to his freedom.
The Kansas City Star reports that 55-year-old Dale Helmig has been unable to find a job since his December 2010 release.
Helmig was serving a life sentence for the 1993 death of his mother, Norma, before a judge overturned the conviction as the result of a tainted trial. His freedom was further secured in April after Osage County prosecutor Amanda Grellner decided to not refile charges against Helmig.
Helmig says he has tried hard to find a new job but with no success. He is living with his brother in Rocky Mount, near the Lake of the Ozarks.