Judge lifts house arrest for Mike Peterson ( Kathleen Peterson )

Durham, N.C. — A Superior Court judge on Tuesday agreed to end bond restrictions on Mike Peterson that have kept the novelist and one-time Durham mayoral candidate under house arrest and on electronic monitoring for more than two years as he awaits a retrial in his wife's 2001 death.

 After more than eight years in prison, Peterson was granted a new trial in December 2011 when Judge Orlando Hudson ruled that a key prosecution witness gave false and misleading testimony during Peterson's 2003 murder trial, depriving him of his right to a fair trial.

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