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Friday, February 25, 2011

Appeals court considers Helmig case

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The legal battle over Dale Helmig isn't over yet. Helmig is a Missouri man who, after serving several years for the murder of his mother, was freed by a judge who said the original trial was unfair. Not just that -- the judge said there was "clear and convincing" evidence that Helmig didn't commit the crime.

The Missouri Attorney General's office doesn't agree, which is why the Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City heard arguments about the case on Thursday:

Assistant Attorney General Stephen Hawke, however, argued that the evidence actually was not new and that the judge who ordered Helmig’s conviction thrown out exceeded his legal authority.

We've written about Helmig's case here, here and here.

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