LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Corona woman who got a second shot at life when her 2003 murder conviction was reversed in 2016 could be back behind bars if an appellate court rules against her.
Kimberly Long was released from prison nearly two years ago after serving more than seven years in jail for being convicted of killing her boyfriend, Oswaldo Conde.READ MORE: Meat Loaf, Entertainer Known For 'I'd Do Anything For Love,' Countless Other Hits, Dies At 74
It was later determined by a judge that Long’s original lawyer was inadequate and the evidence pointing to her innocence was credible, leading to Long’s conviction being overturned.READ MORE: VP Kamala Harris Visiting San Bernardino To Tout $600M In Wildfire Recovery Money For Calif.
According to the Riverside County D.A.’s office, an appellate court has said it plans to reverse the judge’s decision and the district attorney wants the 42-year-old back in custody prior to a new trial.
Despite the prosecutor’s request to re-arrest Long, the judge decided she should remain free.MORE NEWS: 'I Hope Paradise Is As You Remember It;' Boy George, Cher, Stephen Fry React To Death Of Meat Loaf
This will be the third time Long goes to trial.