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Chandler Petitions for New Trial

From member station WABE, NPR's Josh Levs reports on the case of Alabama marijuana grower Ronnie Chandler, the first person sentenced to die under the federal drug kingpin law. Chandler was convicted of ordering the murder of a man who told authorities about Chandler's drug dealings. But the only evidence the prosecution had linking Chandler to the case was a statement by the gunman, who now says he lied about Chandler's involvement. Chandler's attorneys are petitioning for a new trial.

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