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California Supreme Court overturns woman's murder conviction

Added 12-01-20 12:03:02am EST - “The California Supreme Court on Monday threw out the murder conviction of a woman who was convicted of bludgeoning to death her boyfriend in 2003.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “California Supreme Court overturns woman’s murder conviction”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The California Supreme Court on Monday threw out the murder conviction of a woman who was convicted of bludgeoning to death her boyfriend in 2003.

The court agreed with a lower court ruling that said expert testimony estimating the time of death could have raised reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors who convicted Kimberly Long.

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Long had said she found him dead after returning home after spending the evening with friends. The weapon was never found.

Long’s first trial ended in a mistrial but she was convicted of murder in 2005. She wasn’t sent to jail until losing an appeal in 2009 and spent seven years behind bars before being freed in 2016 after the Riverside County judge reversed the conviction.

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