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Man to be re-tried for 1990 stabbing

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Howard Lamar Ray, who was 35 at the time, was convicted in 1991 of the murder of Cheryl Dixon, then 27, and sentenced to life in prison without benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.

But a legal challenge to the racial makeup of the grand jury system in the state of Louisiana, led to a recent ruling by U.S. District Judge Robbie James of Monroe that Ray had been improperly indicted.

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