No bail for man whose murder conviction was overturned

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will be no bail for Jermaine Wright.

Superior Court Judge John A. Parkins Jr. — who last week overturned Wright’s murder conviction and death sentence and said he had “no confidence” in the evidence against Wright — ruled today that the case is now in the hands of the Delaware Supreme Court due to an appeal by prosecutors.

Any decision about bail for Wright — who has been incarcerated for nearly 20 years on death row — “will have to come from Dover,” Parkins said.

Defense attorneys for Wright had hoped that Parkins would set bail — as he said he intended to do last week — while the Delaware Supreme Court considered the state’s appeal challenging Parkins decision to overturn Wright’s conviction.

Wright had been convicted and sentenced to death for the January 1991 slaying of liquor store clerk Phillip Seifert, but Parkins ruled the conviction was not constitutionally sound.

http://www.delawareonline.com/articl…sey=nav%7Chead

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