Calif. won’t contest overturned murder conviction
LOS ANGELES — The California attorney general’s office says it won’t appeal a judge’s decision to throw out the conviction of a man who spent 26 years in prison after his mother was murdered.
State lawyers disclosed the decision in court papers filed in the case of Bruce Lisker.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Friday a decision has not yet been made on whether to retry Lisker, who has been behind bars since his 66-year-old mother, Dorka, was beaten and stabbed in her Los Angeles home in 1983.
A federal judge ordered him freed on bail last week after saying the trial was tainted by false evidence.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, www.latimes.com