- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 17, 2015

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) - A man whose double homicide conviction was overturned will stand trial again this summer in western New York.

Monroe County Court Judge Douglas Randall ruled Tuesday that Charles Pierre’s retrial will start Aug. 10. The scheduling comes after the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court held up the judge’s decision to vacate Pierre’s conviction.

Pierre is being held in Monroe County Jail pending the trial. He’s accused of beating Clara Sconiers and Thomas Reed to death in 2002 and torching their apartment.

The decision to vacate his conviction came after new evidence raised the possibility that another man told at least two people that he committed the crime. The man lived in the same apartment house as the victims.

Pierre spent a dozen years at Attica Correctional Facility after he was convicted.

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