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Man convicted of rape in Lawrence might avoid second trial


March 24, 2021

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita man who was serving a 12-year prison sentence for rape before a judge ordered that he receive a new trial might not be tried a second time, Douglas County District Attorney Suzanne Valdez said Tuesday.

Albert Wilson, 25, was granted a new trial last week after Judge Sally Pokorny ruled he had received ineffective counsel before he was convicted of one count of rape in 2019.

During a hearing on Tuesday, Valdez said her office planned to work with Wilson's attorneys to resolve the case without a second trial "so that we can hopefully get justice for both th...

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