Not every day a convicted murderer gets a do-over.
Clifford San Nicolas appeared in court on Thursday alongside his attorney John Terlaje. San Nicolas was tried in 2015 and found guilty of fatally shooting his girlfriend Valene Borja after an argument over burnt rice. When he appealed his case to the Supreme Court they vacated all but one of his convictions on grounds the trial court erred when it failed to poll jurors on their exposure to media reports that contained potentially prejudicial information. Re-trial has been set for November 27th with a pre-trial conference set for November 16th.