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State Appeals Court Overturns Blackwell's Conviction

Posted December 16, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— A state appeals court has overturned a ground-breaking drunk driving conviction.

Timothy Blackwell is only the second person in the nation convicted of murder in a drunk driving case.

Last week, the appeals court ruled prosecutors wrongly used evidence from a plea agreement to convict Blackwell.

The state is now appealing the ruling to the state supreme court. -->