Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Retrial For Convicted Killer

Attorneys return to court to discuss the retrial of a woman released from death row after an appeals court threw out her conviction in the 1989 killing of her four year old son.

Debra Milke was released September 6th on a $250,000 bond.  She was convicted in 1990 for having two men take the little boy into the desert outside Phoenix and shoot him three times in the head. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Milke's conviction in March. The panel cited the prosecution's failure in her trial to turn over evidence that deprived her attorneys the chance to question the credibility of the state's key witness – a detective who told jurors she confessed.  Attorneys on both sides will be in court today to discuss how to proceed with a retrial.

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