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I Love New York contestant’s murder conviction overturned

I Love New York 2 contestant Jamal Trulove’s conviction for murder was overturned by an appeals court on Monday because of “highly prejudicial prosecutorial misconduct.”

Bay City News Service reports that he “was convicted in San Francisco Superior Court in 2010 of first-degree murder in the gunfire slaying of Seu Kuka, 26, on a street in the Sunnydale housing project in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood of the city on the evening of July 23, 2007,” and “sentenced to 50 years to life in prison.” But “Monday, a three-judge panel of the state Court of Appeal overturned the conviction on the ground that a prosecutor during closing arguments unfairly suggested that a key witness had faced threats of retaliation from Trulove’s family and friends.”

The state attorney general’s office could appeal, or could re-try the case.

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