Bruce Lisker conviction overturned

Twenty five years after he was arrested as a 17-year-old for killing his mother in Sherman Oaks, Lisker must be retried or set free. The judge based her findings on a U.S. Magistrate's analysis that a jury hearing the case today “would know that there is essentially no evidence of [Lisker’s] guilt.” From the L.A. Times:

The judge’s findings mirrored those of a seven-month Times investigation published in 2005, which undermined key elements of the prosecution’s case against Lisker and exposed the LAPD’s investigation into the slaying of his 66-year-old mother as sloppy and incomplete.

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