Convicted Murderer to Get New Trial Due to Court Reporter Error

January 2, 2012 Updated Jan 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM EDT

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Convicted Murderer to Get New Trial Due to Court Reporter Error

January 2, 2012 Updated Jan 2, 2012 at 5:19 PM EDT

According to the Miami Herald, a Florida appeals court has thrown out a man's murder conviction after a court reporter erased the transcript of his murder trial by accident.

The man, who had been sentenced to life in prison, was convicted in July 2009 of shooting and killing a man outside his condo. The court reporter who erased the transcript was fired from her firm, according to the Miami Herald report.

Read the Miami Herald story HERE.