- Associated Press - Sunday, April 16, 2017

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - One of two men imprisoned for the 1983 robbery killing of an Iowa bartender is getting another chance to challenge his conviction with the trial court.

The Quad-City Times (https://bit.ly/2oBcK2c ) reports the Iowa Court of Appeals has sent 57-year-old B.C. “Basil” Pendleton’s case back to Scott County District Court in Davenport.

The appellate court ruled Pendleton didn’t get an adequate opportunity to argue against a summary judgment, and that the court record is incomplete.

Pendleton and 58-year-old Daryl Hollins were separately convicted of the shooting death of 56-year-old Carol Stinger during a robbery of the St. Louis House, a Davenport tavern. Both men were sentenced to life terms without parole possibility.

Pendleton has argued that two witnesses have recanted their statements to police or testimony at his trial.



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Information from: Quad-City Times, https://www.qctimes.com

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