Murderer In Sleeping Lawyer Case Could Be Paroled

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http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/front/2058920 The murderer convicted in Texas' "sleeping lawyer" case is now eligible for parole because prosecutors misinterpreted sentencing laws, says the prison system's attorney. Prosecutors had thought that a plea agreement would keep Calvin Burdine in prison for the rest of his life. Now the Texas Department of Criminal Justice has instead classified him as parole eligible, the Houston Chronicle reports. Carl Reynolds, chief legal counsel for the prison system, said the Harris County district attorney . . .

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