Prosecutors assessing retrial in murder case

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore County prosecutors say they are taking stock of available witnesses and evidence in a 20-year-old murder case after Maryland’s highest court overturned a former police officer’s conviction.

Former Baltimore Police officer James Kulbicki won a chance at a new trial Wednesday nearly 20 years after he was convicted of murdering his mistress in 1993. The Maryland Court of Appeals overturned Kulbicki’s conviction because of flawed bullet analysis.

James Kulbicki, now 57, was convicted in 1995 of first-degree murder in the slaying of 22-year-old Gina Nueslein. Her body was discovered in 1993 in the Gunpowder Falls State Park.

Prosecutors say they will retry the case if witnesses are available and evidence is accessible.

University of Baltimore criminologist Jeffrey Ian Ross says the decision could prompt other post-conviction defendants to appeal.

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