US District Judge Anita Brody has awarded a new trial Wednesday for James “Jimmy” Dennis, a Philadelphia man sentenced to death in 1992, for killing a high school student for her gold earrings. Brody said, “The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has committed a grave miscarriage of justice.”
Brody found Dennis’ conviction was based on questionable eyewitness testimony inferior police work and a poor defense by his attorney, per a UPI report . . .