BREAKING NEWS: Reggie Clemons conviction and death sentence vacated in Missouri.

9325293_GReggie Clemons has always maintained his innocence.The Missouri Supreme Court announced Tuesday its decision to toss out a pair of first-degree murder convictions for death row inmate Reginald Clemons in connection to a 1991 double-homicide.

Clemons, who had been on death row for nearly 20 years, was one of four people convicted of raping and killing sisters Julie and Robin Kerry by pushing them off the old Chain of Rocks Bridge in St. Louis.

In 1993, Clemons was sentenced to death on two counts of first-degree murder. Clemons has been fighting those convictions, maintaining his innocence, and testifying that he was beaten and coerced into confessing to the crime.

The court overturned the murder convictions in a 4-3 vote, sending Clemons’ case back to circuit court. The case will be dismissed completely, if the court fails to retry him within 30 days.

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