Triple Homicide Convict May Receive New Trial

After a mistake during an appeal, a former cab driver is now eligible for a new trial.

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    A man currently serving a life sentence for triple homicide is deemed deserving of a new trial.

    The Delaware Supreme Court says a man serving a life sentence for a triple homicide in 1988 can ask again for a new trial.

    The News Journal of Wilmington reports that a three-justice panel of the court says Tze Poong Liu's lawyer made a mistake during the appeal process and that he therefore gets a second chance to file a motion for a new trial with a new attorney.

    Liu, a former New York City cab driver who is now 82, was convicted of murder in 1991. He was found guilty of helping a woman, Vicky Chao, set fire to her former lover's home. Three people, including a 2-year-old girl, died.

    Chao, who was also convicted, is serving a 90-year sentence.