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Delaware Court Allows Confession by Former Death Row Inmate

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DOVER, Del. (AP)- The Delaware Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that freed a man from death row, and the justices say his 1991 confession to killing a liquor store clerk can be used at his retrial.
    
In a unanimous ruling this week, the justices overturned a Superior Court judge's decision last year that the confession Jermaine Wright made to police was inadmissable because he hadn't been properly advised of his Miranda rights.
    
The Supreme Court sided instead with the 1991 trial court ruling allowing the confession. The justices say the Superior Court judge erred in reviewing the confession's admissibility.
    
Wright spent more than two decades on death row. He's currently free but will be taken into custody again when charges are refiled. No retrial date is set.

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