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Man who escaped death sentence in 2011 is back on trial

Jeffrey Tiner is back on trial for aggravated murder. He's a accused of killing a Springfield man back in 1993. He was originally sentenced to death but it was overturned.

Posted: Dec. 21, 2017 7:47 PM
Updated: Dec. 22, 2017 9:18 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Jeffrey Tiner, accused of murdering a Springfield man, is back on trial.
 
He was sentenced to death in 2000, after being convicted of shooting and killing James Salmu. 

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Salmu's body was found in the woods 18 months after being killed. 

In 2011 a judge ruled Tiner wasn't given a proper defense during sentencing and his death sentence was removed. In March, a court ruled that prosecutors wrongfully withheld information about two witnesses. 

Tiner’s conviction for murder was upheld. He will be resentenced for murder and retried for the greater charge of aggravated murder. An aggravated murder conviction can result in the death penalty.

Tiner's new trial is scheduled for Feb. 5, 2019, as is expected to last five weeks.

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