The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday threw out the murder conviction of a Kansas City, Kan., man in prison for a 2004 drive-by shooting.
The court ruled that the conviction should be reversed because incriminating statements made by Jazwane Jefferson to detectives were obtained only after police had seized Jefferson’s car illegally.
Jefferson, now 28, was found guilty of first-degree felony murder and sentenced to life in prison for the September 2004 killing of 47-year-old Debora Jackson.
The court ruled Friday that trying Jefferson again on the same charges would not constitute double jeopardy. It sent the case back to Wyandotte County District Court.
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