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Update: Detective disciplined in Elkhart County Murder Conviction


An Elkhart County Sheriff's Department detective has been disciplined...

after he said he made a mistake about a piece of evidence.

Detective Dennis Chapman said a fingerprint on a pill bottle in Helen Sailor's apartment belonged to Lana Canen.

She was convicted of Sailor's murder in 2005.

Now Chapman is saying it wasn't Canen's fingerprint.

Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers says Chapman has been disciplined, but didn't say how.

Elkhart County Sheriff Brad Rogers says, "He made a mistake, an error, and as a result of that, someone was convicted. We don't take that lightly."

Rogers says he still considers Chapman a man of integrity, adding everyone makes mistakes.

A judge will decide whether Canen's conviction will be set aside, giving her the possibility of a new trial.

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