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Supreme Court Orders New Trial For Durham Men Convicted Of Kidnapping

Posted December 20, 2002 5:55 a.m. EST

— Three men convicted of kidnapping and beating a Durham Home Depot manager will get a new trial.

Friday, the Supreme Court ordered new trials for Ronald Evans, Byron Howard and Aaron Dexter, convicted of the December 1999 kidnapping of a Home Depot manager during a robbery attempt.

The three men will get a new trial because of problems with instructions given to the jury.

The high court ruled on 15 cases Friday but did not issue an opinion in the attorney-client privilege case that could make or break the Eric Miller arsenic poisoning case.

The Supreme Court rules next on Feb. 28.