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Judge Nixes New Bail Hearing for Ex-death Row Inmate

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DOVER, Del. (AP/WBOC)- A judge has refused to hold a new a bail hearing for a man who was released from prison last year after more than two decades on Delaware's death row and is now being retried in a 1991 slaying.
    
The judge this week agreed with prosecutors that a judge's 1991 ruling that Jermaine Wright of Wilmington was not entitled to bail should stand.
    
Wright's attorneys argued that potentially exculpatory information was not discussed at the 1991 hearing, and that the judge was unaware of the coercive nature of Wright's confession.
    
The Delaware Supreme Court in January overturned a judge ruling that Wright's 1991 confession was inadmissible.
    
That decision cleared the way for prosecutors to refile charges against Wright, who was sentenced to death in 1992 for killing Phillip Seifert, 66, at the Hi-Way Inn liquor store and bar outside Wilmington on Jan. 14, 1991.

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