By Michelle Hunter

The Innocence Project New Orleans is seeking to toss out the conviction of a woman found guilty in a Marrero purse-snatching death based on new evidence that implicates a different suspect, according to the organization.

Attorneys with the group filed an application for post-conviction relief for Cheri Hayden, 56, on Tuesday (Aug. 28) with the Jefferson Parish’s 24th Judicial District Court.

“Cheri Hayden is innocent. She has been in prison for over a decade for a murder committed by another woman,” Innocence Project New Orleans attorneys Charell Arnold and Jee Park wrote in the application.

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