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Lawyer accused of murder released from jail

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PHOENIX (AP) - A California divorce lawyer accused of murder in Arizona has been released from jail after his case was dismissed.

The release of Robert Fischer of Irvine on Monday night stemmed from a Feb. 28 decision by a judge who concluded the case's evidence didn't support a jury's guilty verdict against Fischer, threw out the conviction and granted a new trial.

Prosecutors are still pursuing the case and plan to appeal the Feb. 28 ruling.

Nearly three months ago, Fischer was convicted of second-degree murder in the December 2010 shooting death of his stepdaughter's husband, 49-year-old Norman "Lee" Radder, in Queen Creek

Fischer was visiting the family when Radder died of a single shot from Fischer's handgun into Radder's right eye after an evening of drinking.

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