The case against former death row inmate Debra Milke has been dismissed. During a brief hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court Monday morning, a judge tossed out the case against Milke, who spent over twenty years on death row for her 1990 conviction on charges she conspired to have her four year old son murdered.
Milke Case Dismissed
Prosecutors claimed she hired two men to kill Christopher Milke in exchange for insurance money. The conviction was overturned because the prosecution failed to disclose evidence on the lead detective in the case, and issues involving his behavior. The Maricopa County Attorney wanted to re-try Milke, but the Arizona Supreme Court ruled that she could not be put on trial for those charges again. Milke and her attorneys have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday morning.