SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defense lawyers for an inmate freed from prison after 17 years say the Utah Attorney General's Office has changed course and decided to appeal a judge's ruling overturning her conviction.Attorney General spokesman Paul Murphy did not dispute the defense statement, but he declined to comment saying only that an announcement is set for Thursday.Debra Brown was freed from Utah State Prison on May 9 after a judge found the 53-year-old innocent of a 1993 murder. She was sentenced to life.This month, Brown became the first inmate exonerated under a 2008 Utah law allowing judges to reconsider convictions on new factual — not scientific — evidence.Within hours of her release, Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff said that "in the interest of justice and mercy," he wouldn't appeal. On Wednesday night, however, it appeared he changed his mind.