The Latest on a ruling overturning the conviction of a dying Ohio inmate (all times local):

2 p.m.

A prosecutor plans to appeal a ruling overturning the conviction of a dying Ohio inmate who has spent the two decades in prison in his wife's 1981 killing.

Seventy-eight-year-old James Parsons could be released as early as Monday.

But the Huron County prosecutor says Friday she thought the judge made the wrong decision in finding prosecutors withheld evidence and Parsons should get a new trial. The prosecutor says she will appeal.

The attorney who won the ruling says Parsons will be moved to a nursing home because he has terminal cancer, congestive heart disease and dementia.

He was arrested in 1993 and convicted in the slaying of his wife who died after she was struck 15 times in the head with a heavy object.

Parsons was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison.

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8:30 a.m.

A judge has thrown out the conviction of a dying Ohio inmate who has spent the last two decades in prison for allegedly killing his wife in 1981.

A judge ruled Thursday that Huron County prosecutors withheld evidence that would have helped attorneys for 78-year-old James Parsons. The judge ordered a new trial and says Parsons can be released without bond on Monday.

A message seeking comment from the county prosecutor wasn't immediately returned Friday.

Parsons has terminal cancer, congestive heart disease and dementia and will be moved to a nursing home.

He was arrested in 1993 and convicted in the slaying of his wife, Barbara, who died after she was struck 15 times in the head with a heavy object. Parsons said he was away from home that day.