- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Supreme Court justice has put on hold the release of a man whose murder conviction for a 1982 killing was overturned.

Sixty-two-year-old Raymond Tempest was convicted in 1992 of second-degree murder in the death of a Woonsocket woman, Doreen Picard. He maintained his innocence.

A Superior Court judge vacated the conviction last month, faulting police and prosecutors for violating Tempest’s due process rights.

Judge Daniel Procaccini granted bail on Friday but delayed Tempest’s release to allow time for a state Supreme Court review.

Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg met with lawyers in the case Tuesday morning.

Goldberg ordered a temporary stay of the Superior Court judgment and of the granting of bail until the full five-member court can consider the matter.

The court will consider the state’s appeal Sept. 17.


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