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Nevada Death Row Inmate Released From Prison After 3 Decades

ELY, NV (AP) — A man who was on Nevada's death row for more than three decades has been released from prison.

 

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports 63-year-old Paul Browning walked out of Ely State Prison on Wednesday.

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Browning was convicted in 1986 and sentenced to death in the killing of Hugo Elsen, a Las Vegas jeweler.

 

A Nevada judge earlier this year dismissed Browning's murder conviction after the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017 found a "mixture of disturbing prosecutorial misconduct and woefully inadequate assistance of counsel" at the trial.

 

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Prosecutors are looking to appeal the judge's ruling with state Supreme Court.

 

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson did not respond to the newspaper's request for comment on Browning's release.