New proceedings begin for man whose murder conviction was tossed

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  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Sept. 11, 2012 5:22 a.m.

    Isn't there some vague law that a person cannot be prosecuted and convicted twice for the same crime?

    When did double jeopardy protections and laws get revoked and edited from the constitution? There is no such thing when prosecutors can whine with and OOPs and sorry and why double jeopardy is not allowed by the constitution. Prosecutors get one chance, one trial and one conviction to get it right regardless of any threat to society a person may be. Of course the original prosecutor is fired on the spot.

    The man was wrongfully convicted and the judge released him and that is the end of the prosecutions powers. If the government erred then it falls on the prosecutor to be punished and put in jail for his actions. The prosecutor has no right to retry an overturned wrongful conviction and it is the duty of the jury to turn this man loose and recommend prison for the prosecutors trying to defy our constitutional laws that not even a judge can overturn.