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Justices order hearing for Anthony Mungin
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:15pm

Justices order hearing for Fla. death row inmate


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A man convicted of killing a Jacksonville convenience store clerk in 1990 will get a hearing on a new witness.
A divided Florida Supreme Court reversed Thursday a trial judge's denial of an evidentiary hearing sought by Anthony Mungin. The 5-2 majority said it needed more information to determine if the new testimony and an allegedly false police report might have changed the verdict.
The new witness says he was first on the scene and Mungin was not there. That contradicts a trial witness.
The justices, though, unanimously refused to overturn the guilty verdict noting other strong evidence, including a gun found at Mungin's home in Kingsland, Ga.
Experts say it was used in the Jacksonville killing and two shootings in Monticello and Tallahassee. Those victims survived.

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