Appeals Court Reverses Cuban Spies Conviction
The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals today reversed the convictions of five Cuban spies on venue grounds.
A federal appellate court has overturned the convictions of five accused Cuban spies Tuesday, ruling they could not get a fair trial in Miami because of extensive pretrial publicity.
The ruling means that the defendants' life sentences are overturned. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ordered a new trial after agreeing with defense attorneys who argued that prejudice against Fidel Castro and his communist government in Miami impeded them from getting a fair trial, which resulted in convictions in 2001.
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