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Release Of Longtime Prison Inmate On Hold

The release of a man who's served 23-years in prison is on hold.  It was expected that Raymond "Beaver" Tempest would be freed to home confinement yesterday pending his retrial.  But a state Supreme Court judge issued the hold order until the full court can consider the case.  Last month a Superior Court judge vacated Tempest's murder conviction in the 1982 death of Doreen Picard of Woonsocket.  His lawyer says DNA evidence that wasn't considered at trial proves that someone else killed Picard.

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