LOS ANGELES – The Latest on the release of a man convicted of the 2000 killing of a college student (all times local):
A judge in Los Angeles has ordered a convicted killer freed after prosecutors said they have new doubts that he killed a college student 16 years ago.
Forty-two-year-old Raymond Jennings was ordered released Thursday on his own recognizance but he'll wear an electronic monitor.
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office asked for his release while it reinvestigates the February 2000 shooting of 18-year-old Michelle O'Keefe in a park-and-ride lot in Palmdale.
Jennings, a security guard, said he heard gunshots and found the woman in a car. After three trials, he was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 and sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison.
No physical evidence linked Jennings to the crime and he's always maintained his innocence.