A woman spent 17 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of murdering her toddler because federal investigators fabricated evidence to show that a fatal fire was deliberately set, the woman claims in court.

Kristine Bunch sued the United States of America in Federal Court Thursday.

Bunch was convicted of intentionally setting a fire that killed her 3-year-old son on June 30, 1995. She was released in 2012, after an appellate court reversed her conviction due to evidential discrepancies.

Bunch says in her lawsuit that Indiana Fire Marshal investigators Bryan Frank and James Skaggs investigated the fire that killed her son and destroyed their mobile home. Bunch claims Frank and Skaggs were determined to prove that the fire was deliberately set.

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