Toronto Sun

Saturday, October 5, 2002

Bambi clues retested


MILWAUKEE -- A former Milwaukee police officer who was convicted of murdering her then-husband's ex-wife can have some evidence in the case analyzed for DNA, a judge ruled yesterday.

Lawrencia "Bambi" Bembenek, who later won her freedom after a prison escape to Canada in 1990, wants to have the evidence tested at an independent Tennessee laboratory.

Judge Jeffrey Conen released some of the evidence for testing, including a bandanna, a T-shirt worn by the victim and the bullet that killed her.

Bembenek contends her conviction ruined her life, and the testing for genetic material could implicate someone else in the slaying of Christine Schultz and finally clear her name.

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