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W.Va. Supreme Court orders new trial for man convicted in death of ex-Marshall football player
Reported by: Associated Press
Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:47 PM EDT
The West Virginia Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Charleston man convicted in the fatal shooting of former Marshall University football player Donte Newsome.
Newsome was shot outside a Huntington nightclub in 2008.
The high court said its ruling is based on the issue of Garner's right to effectively cross-examine a key witness. The court said Garner's Sixth Amendment right of confrontation was denied in ordering a new trial.
Newsome was originally from Chesapeake, Va. He lettered at linebacker at Marshall from 2002 to 2005.