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Woman whose conviction was overturned suing

HILTON HEAD ISLAND (AP) — A woman whose conviction in the death of her son was overturned by the South Carolina Supreme Court is now suing a former prosecutor and a Beaufort County sheriff’s investigator.

The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported that Paris Avery sued in U.S. District Court on Monday, saying she was maliciously prosecuted.

The high court overturned Avery’s conviction last June in the 2006 death of her 15-month-old son.

Prosecutors said Avery gave her son too much prescription antihistamine, leading to his death. She was sentenced to 35 years in prison in the 2008 case. But the justices said that prosecutors failed to show that Avery acted with extreme indifference.

Neither the former prosecutor, Angela McCall-Tanner, nor the investigator, Christine Wilson, would comment on the lawsuit.

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