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Forrest County death row inmate to get new trial

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A death row inmate from Forrest County will be getting a new trial after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals found issues with the jury that convicted her. 

Lisa Jo Chamberlin was convicted in 2006 of capital murder in the deaths of Vernon Hulett and Linda Heintzelman.

A new trial will be granted because the Court of Appeals agreed with Chamberlin's argument that certain black members of the jury pool were not selected because of their race.

This is a developing story and we'll have more details throughout the day.  

To view the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruling, see below: 

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