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Ex-Slidell man is OK with conviction reinstatement

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Posted: Nov 13, 2010 10:59 AM
Source: Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS - A former Slidell man's drug and weapons convictions have been reinstated by the Louisiana Supreme Court, and according to the man's attorney, that's just the way the man wants it.

Twenty-nine-year old Terrence R. Scott has already served his sentence on his May 2008 conviction on charges involving cocaine, marijuana and weapons possession. He's now living in Tennessee on parole.

An appeal court had thrown out the conviction over an evidence issue. Scott's attorney, Carl Perkins, tells The Times-Picayune that if the Supreme Court had not re-instated the conviction in October, St. Tammany Parish authorities might have started the case all over again - and Scott would likely have had to come back to Louisiana and serve time in jail.

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