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Milke back in court Friday for crucial hearing

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Deborah Milke. ( Source: CBS 5 News) Deborah Milke. ( Source: CBS 5 News)
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The Valley mother freed after more than two decades on Arizona's Death Row is scheduled back in court Friday afternoon for a crucial hearing in her case.

Debra Milke's conviction for conspiring with two men to have her toddler son murdered in 1989 was overturned by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. It found her attorneys were denied access to personnel records of the detective who claimed she confessed. It also noted several times the officer violated Milke's rights.

The former detective has said he wanted to assert his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and does not want to testify.

If his request is granted Friday, Milke's confession cannot be used at her retrial.

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