Rehearing Granted In Ellis Case

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By Sarah Cantey

 Alabama Supreme Court grants a rehearing, putting the brakes on a new trial for a man convicted of raping two women in Pike County. 

 
Andre Ellis was convicted of raping two women in Hunter's Mountain Mobile Home Park in Troy. He was also found guilty of burglary.
 
A judge overturned the conviction, saying the prosecution didn't turn over some evidence and granted Ellis a new trial. 
 
The District Attorney's filed a petition to that court ruling, but it was dismissed based on timeliness issues claiming the DA's office didn't file their response in the correct time frame.  
 
The DA's office has tried for a rehearing multiple times and now state Supreme Court ordered a rehearing to look over the issues brought up by the DA's office.
 
District Attorney Tom Anderson said, "We feel strong about our position and now it appears that the Supreme Court of the State of Alabama will examine the issues as set out in our Petition.  This is what we have been hoping for over the last nine months."



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