- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Attorneys are awaiting a new court date in the case of a Maine man who has spent 27 years in prison for a 1989 murder and whose guilt has been called into question.

Anthony Sanborn and Jessica Briggs were 16 at the time of Briggs‘ death. The key witness in Sanborn’s trial now says she did not see the killing and was coerced by police and prosecutors.

A judge set bail for Sanborn last week. He was released on $25,000 bail on Thursday. Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the case say they’re waiting on the court to set a new date for the case to move forward.

The judge has said she’ll oversee more proceedings before she decides whether to set aside the conviction and call for a new trial.

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