DeJac Seeking Financial Payment from NYS

August 2, 2012 Updated Aug 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM EDT

By John Borsa

August 2, 2012 Updated Aug 2, 2012 at 11:19 PM EDT

AMHERST, NY (WKBW) - Lynn DeJac said New York State has not apologized and has refused to pay a fair financial settlement for her 13-and-a-half years of wrongful incarceration.

Five years after she was released from prison, after her murder conviction was overturned, Lynn DeJac said she is still seeking justice for her deceased daughter Crystallynn Girard, 13, whom DeJac was once accused of killing.

DeJac is seeking $14 million which is roughly $1 million for each year she was behind bars. DeJac said she is prepared to take the case to trial.

In a statement, Jennifer Givner, spokesperson for the New York State Attorney General's Office said, "The Office of the Attorney General has attempted to resolve this case with a significant and fair compensation offer based on previous settlements and court decisions, but that offer has been rejected by Ms. Peters' attorneys."

"If we agreed to their demands, this settlement would be unprecedented and would result in an award far greater than any amount the State has ever paid to settle a wrongful conviction case," she said.