Death Row Release

After 22 years on death row, Paul House will appear in court on Friday for a bail hearing that could set him free. Paul House was convicted back in 1986 for the murder of a young mother. The young mother, Carolyn Muncey was brutally murdered in 1986 in Union County, Tennessee.

In 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that Paul House would have not been convicted based upon new evidence found years after the case was tried. A Federal Judge has ruled if the case is not retried by June 17, Paul House will be released.

Paul Phillips, District Attorney has stated that he will retry the case however he won’t seek the death penalty.

Under criminal law a person whom has been convicted of a crime has the right to appeal the case. After a conviction. the House has the right to reverse their decision and retry the case. If the District Attorney decides not to retry the case the defendant can be released without further charges.

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