Murder Retrial Underway in Marianna

By: Hermelinda Vargas
By: Hermelinda Vargas

Attorney selected the jury to hear the case of John Glen Pryor. Pryor was convicted of shooting and killing a friend named Michael Strickland in July 2001.

During his first trial in February 2002, Pryor claimed he shot Strickland in self-defense after a night of drinking. Jurors didn't buy it, sentencing Pryor to life for first-degree murder.

But the district court of appeals ordered a key prosecution witness was discredited.

The man claimed to have half a dozen DUI convictions, when in fact he had eight other convictions including aggravated assault, escape and burglary.


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