An appeals court overturned the murder conviction of a man who killed a gay admirer whose crush was revealed on "The Jenny Jones Show."

The state Court of Appeals said lawyers for Jonathan Schmitz were wrongly barred from removing a juror before his trial began. They said Schmitz should be retried on second-degree murder and firearm charges.However, the three judges said in a footnote that if they had been the jury, they might have convicted Schmitz of first-degree murder. The panel's ruling was made Friday and released Monday.