Corona Woman Convicted of Murder Released From Prison, Awaits New Trial

After serving seven years for a crime she says she didn't commit, a Corona woman accused of bludgeoning her boyfriend to death on their living room couch was released June 10 to await a new trial.

In 2003, Kimberly Long's boyfriend Oswaldo "Ozzy" Conde was found beaten to death. 

"I am trying to get my life back together but it's hard. I was 27 when it happened. I am now 40 years old," Long said.

The California Innocence Project took over her case after two trials, and after all her appeals were exhausted. The first trial ended in a hung jury, and the second in a conviction. 

"When they said guilty, I turned around at my dad and he looked crushed," Long said.

The Riverside County District Attorney's Office said they are still reviewing whether to appeal the judge's ruling to grant Long another trial, but they are prepared to move forward to trial.

Long and her family are not wasting any time now that they have been reunited, including spending time with her own kids who are now 18 and 23 years old.

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