Once-exonerated Conn. man ordered back to prison
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — One of two Connecticut men whose murder convictions were overturned but later reinstated has been ordered back to prison. The other has been allowed to remain free on bail while fighting cancer.
A judge on Monday ordered George Gould returned to prison and allowed Ronald Taylor to remain free on bail pending a new appeal trial. Taylor's lawyer says his client has terminal colon cancer.
Gould and Taylor had been convicted in the 1993 killing of New Haven grocery shop owner Eugenio Deleon Vega.
They were freed last year after serving more than 16 years of their 80-year prison sentences when a state judge declared them innocent.
But the state Supreme Court ruled last month that the judge was wrong to overturn the convictions and ordered a new appeal trial.