- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware prosecutors are moving forward with a retrial of man whose conviction and death sentence for a 1991 slaying were tossed out by the state Supreme Court earlier this year.

Defense attorneys had hoped prosecutors would drop the charges against Jermaine Wright, accused of killing liquor store clerk Phillip Seifert.

At a court hearing Monday, The News Journal of Wilmington (https://delonline.us/1mdzquQ) reported that prosecutors acknowledged the difficulties of presenting a case more than 20 years old.

A judge said he expects the case to go to trial next year.

Wright spent more time on death row than any other Delaware inmate. The Supreme court tossed out his conviction and death sentence because they found that prosecutors failed to turn over evidence that may have benefited Wright.


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