Regional
11:02 am
Mon February 22, 2010

No New Trial In Officer's Death

Texas – The Supreme Court has reversed a lower court decision that gave a new trial to a man convicted of killing a police officer in Texas.

The high court on Monday ordered the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its decision that Anthony Cardell Haynes should get a new trial or be released from death row.

The New Orleans-based federal appeals court had ordered Haynes retried or released because a prospective juror was improperly excluded from his trial because of race.

Hayes was convicted for the 1998 fatal shooting of police Sgt. Kent Kincaid. The high court said the 5th Circuit misinterpreted a Supreme Court ruling in its decision to order a new trial.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.