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October 1, 2012
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FILE - This July 1994 file photo shows Richard Lapointe at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution in Suffield, Conn., where he is serving a life sentence for the 1987 murder and rape of Bernice Martin, the 88-year-old grandmother of his wife. The state’s second-highest court on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, ordered a new trial for Lapointe, ruling that prosecutors suppressed evidence before his trial two decades earlier that may have supported his alibi.