Bruce Lisker Conviction Overturned
Bump and Update: The judge has decided to order Lisker released on bond pending the DA's decision on whether to retry him.
Original Post Sunday 8/9/09
In 2005, the LA Times published a 15 page online report on the conviction of Bruce Lisker. Lisker, at age 17 was charged with killing his mother. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison. I wrote about it here and TChris wrote about it in 2008 here.
In March, a U.S. Magistrate Judge issued a report recommending Lisker's convictions be overturned. On Friday, a federal judge in Los Angeles agreed and ruled Lisker, now 44, had been convicted on false evidence and not received effective assistance of counsel. Judge Virginia Phillips vacated his conviction, ruling he must either be retried or freed.
A bond hearing will be held Monday to determine if Lisker is released pending the DA's decision on an appeal or retrial.
More informaton on the case is available on Lisker's website, Free Bruce.
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