Man on third trial for same murders

August 13, 2007

WAYNESBORO, Ga.---A man who spent years on death row is headed back to court for a third murder trial.

Willie Palmer goes on trial this week in Burke County for the 1995 killings of his wife and her daughter.

His first trial ended in a mistrial.

He was then convicted and sentenced to death, but the state Supreme Court ordered a new trial because one of the witnesses against him was paid to testify.

Jury selection starts this week in the new trial.

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