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Del. Supreme Court Reinstates Death Sentence

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware's Supreme Court has reversed a judge's ruling overturning the conviction and death sentence of accused killer Jermaine Wright.
    
The court ruled Friday that a Superior Court judge erred in reviewing the admissibility of Wright's confession and in concluding that prosecutors failed to disclose potentially exculpatory evidence to Wright's attorneys.
    
The justices also said the judge was wrong in deciding that the 40-year-old Wright could be granted bail while prosecutors appealed the overturning of his conviction and death sentence.
    
Justice Henry duPont Ridgely agreed that the judge's bail decision was wrong, but he said in a dissent that Wright was entitled to a new trial because prosecutors withheld exculpatory information from the defense.
    
Wright was sentenced to death for the January 1991 murder of 65-year-old liquor store clerk Phillip Seifert.

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