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PHOENIX -- Lawyers for a woman whose conviction for killing her son more than two decades ago was overturned by an appeals court will ask a judge Friday to release her on bond.

Debra Milke spent more than 22 years on death row before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out her conviction in March. The court found prosecutors hadn't turned over evidence of misconduct by a police detective.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office is again pursuing the death penalty. Milke has maintained her innocence and denied she admitted to the crime.

Authorities say Milke dressed her son in his favorite outfit and told him he was going to see Santa Claus at a mall in December 1989. Two men took him to the desert and shot him.

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