Wrongly jailed couple relieved ‘truth came out’ in murder of retired BYU professor | Deseret News
"Due to false charges, family members and friends turned on us," Pamela Mortensen said. "Our reputations in our community and church were destroyed. We are glad that the truth has finally come out."
Pamela Mortensen said she’s grateful to the people who helped reveal what really happened that night.
"If it hadn’t been for their actions, Kay Mortensen’s murder would have gone unsolved," she said. "Even worse, Roger and I could be serving the rest of our lives in prison, not only for a crime we did not commit, for one one in which we ourselves were victims."
Prosecutor Tim Taylor said he has apologized to the Mortensens.
"We made a mistake," Taylor said. "The ironic thing about this whole thing is that if we wouldn’t have put them in jail, the chances of us finding out who really did this may not have ever come to fruition."