MAYNARDVILLE, TENN. –
A judge has set bond at half a million dollars for a man who is being retried on a murder charge after spending 22 years on Tennessee's death row.
Paul House was sentenced to death for slaying of a young mother.
But in 2006, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded he would not have been convicted based on evidence that emerged years after his trial. Prosecutor Paul Phillips has pledged to retry House but won't seek the death penalty again.
Criminal Court Judge Shayne Sexton says he weighed the fact that House has multiple sclerosis and must use a wheelchair. But he also says he had to consider that he has a sex crime conviction in Utah.
The inmate's mother says she doesn't know if she could raise the money.