Charges Dropped Against House of House v. Bell:

Paul House spent over 20 years on death row for the murder of Carolyn Muncey. Then the U.S. Supreme Court, in House v. Bell, granted House's petition for a writ of habeas corpus because the availability of new evidence cast doubt on his conviction. A new trial was scheduled to begin June 1, but the state has dropped the charges. While prosecutors say they still believe that House had some role in Muncey's murder, there are sufficient doubts that the state is not going to try and convict him again.