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Murder charge dismissed against Lisker

September 21, 2009 12:45:20 PM PDT
A murder charge has been dismissed in the case of a man who was facing a second trial for the murder of his mother.Bruce Lisker, 44, spent more than 26 years in prison for the beating and stabbing death of his then 66-year-old mother in Sherman Oaks in 1983.

He was released from prison last month when a judge overturned the conviction, ruling that false evidence had been used against him and that he had poor legal representation.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced it would re-try Lisker. But now prosecutors say they cannot proceed because evidence has been lost and destroyed, and the murder charge has been dropped.

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