Phillip Seifert

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12:31 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Longest Serving Delaware Death Row Inmate, Tried Again

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Delaware prosecutors are moving forward with the case of a man whose conviction and death sentence for a 1991 slaying were tossed out by the state Supreme Court earlier this year.

The Supreme Court overturned Jermaine Wright's conviction and death sentence in May because prosecutors repeatedly withheld evidence that could have helped Wright's defense attorneys fight murder charges for the killing of Wilmington liquor store clerk Phillip Seifert.

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9:10 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Del. Supreme Court Overturns Murder Conviction

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Supreme Court has overturned the conviction and death sentence of a man who has spent more than two decades on Delaware's death row.

The justices ruled unanimously Monday that Jermaine Wright is entitled to a new trial because prosecutors repeatedly withheld potentially exculpatory evidence in his 1992 murder trial.

Wright was convicted of killing 65-year-old Phillip Seifert, a clerk at the Hi-Way Inn liquor store and bar outside Wilmington, in 1991.

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7:44 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Delaware State Supreme Court Considers Death Sentence Reversal

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware Supreme Court is weighing another appeal by a man sentenced to death for a 1991 liquor store killing.

The justices heard arguments Wednesday in the case of Jermaine Wright, who was convicted of killing 65-year-old Phillip Seifert, a clerk at the Hi-Way Inn liquor store and bar outside Wilmington.

The Supreme Court last year overturned a Superior Court judge's 2012 ruling tossing out Wright's conviction and death sentence.

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