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Double Murder Conviction Overturned

 
Posted Friday, July 18th 2014 @ 6am

A Monroe County Court Judge has overturned the 2003 murder conviction of Charles "Teddy" Pierre after new evidence showed he might not have committed the crime.

Pierre was tried and convicted for the murders of Clara Sconiers and Thomas Reed. They were beaten to death in 2002 and their home set on fire. But after another man was imprisoned for a similar murder in 2007, witnesses began to come forward saying it was the other man, Darrell Boyd, committed the double murder. Boyd's ex-wife testified she knew about it, but Boyd threatened to kill her if she talked. 

Pierre will not get out of prison automatically. He's due back in court August 12th where the District Attorney's Office may announce if it will retry him. 

Assistant District Attorney Brian Green says his office is appealing the judge's decision.

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