PHOENIX (AP) -- A judge has set a 2015 date for the retrial of a woman released from death row after an appeals court threw out her conviction in the 1989 killing of her 4-year-old son.
Debra Milke was released Sept. 6 on $250,000 bond. She was convicted in 1990 for having two men take the little boy into the desert outside Phoenix and shoot him in the head.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned Milke's conviction in March. The panel cited the prosecution's failure in her trial to turn over evidence that deprived her attorneys the chance to question the credibility of the state's key witness -- a detective who told jurors she confessed.
A judge on Monday tentatively set Milke's retrial for Feb. 2, 2015.