Caylor's Death Sentence Overturned

PANAMA CITY, Fla. - The Florida Supreme Court granted a new sentencing to Bay County murderer Matthew Caylor Thursday. 

In 2009 Caylor was convicted of killing 13-year-old Melinda Hinson in a Panama City motel room.

In an appeal, his current defense attorneys argued that one of the jurors admitted she could not be impartial and that Caylor's previous attorney made crucial errors during the trial.

However, the Florida Supreme Court sided with prosecutors and denied the new trial

But they also agreed that a United State Supreme Court decision ruling Florida's death penalty procedures unconstitutional applied to Caylor's case. A new sentencing will now determine whether or not Caylor is sentenced to death or life in prison. 


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