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Judge Mulls Possible Bail Hearing for Ex-Death Row Inmate

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A judge is mulling whether to hold a bail hearing for a man who was released from prison after more than two decades on Delaware's death row and is now to be retried in a 1991 slaying.
    
Jermaine Wright was taken back into custody earlier this year after the Delaware Supreme Court said a judge erred in declaring that Wright's 1991 confession was inadmissible, and that the confession could be used at his retrial.
    
The decision cleared the way for prosecutors to refile charges against Wright, who was convicted of killing 66-year-old Phillip Seifert, a disabled liquor store clerk.
    
Prosecutors say a judge's 1991 ruling that Wright wasn't entitled to bail is the "law of the case" and should stand.
    
Wright's attorneys say he's entitled to a hearing because circumstances have changed since then.

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