Milke to be held without bond pending her retrial
PHOENIX -- An Arizona death row inmate whose conviction was overturned by a federal appeals court in March will be held without bond pending her retrial.
A July 17 status conference is scheduled in the Debra Milke case.
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office filed notice Monday to retry Milke and court officials say the prosecution will ``continue in its intent to seek the death penalty.''
The 49-year-old Milke was sentenced to death for sending her 4-year-old son off to visit a mall Santa Claus with two men who shot the boy execution-style in the desert in 1989.
Prosecutors say Milke had her son killed to collect on a $5,000 insurance policy.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled prosecutors failed to provide key evidence to her defense that could've swayed jurors.