MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A Milwaukee man will spend seven-and-a-half years in prison for killing a woman in 1984, after another man was convicted of the same crime and was later exonerated.
Robert Stinson served 23 years for the beating and raping of his former neighbor, Ione Cychosz. But the Wisconsin Innocence Project at UW-Madison dug up DNA evidence in 2009 which showed that Moses Price actually committed the murder.
Stinson was freed, and Price confessed in 2010.
It took prosecutors almost two years to file charges against Price, and he pleaded guilty in June to second degree murder. He’s been doing time for another murder from 1991 – and he was due to be released in 2017.
His new sentence adds seven-and-a-half years – and Circuit Judge Richard Sankowitz said it was appropriate, given the circumstances.
Prosecutor Mark Williams said Price is a much better person now than he was in his 20’s, when he was abusing drugs. He has completed training for welding and plumbing while behind bars.