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Court orders new trial in Shawn Drumgold lawsuit

Nearly four years after a Boston man won a high-profile, $14 million judgment against the city for his wrongful murder conviction, a ­federal Appeals Court has ordered a new trial in the lawsuit, citing a ­legal technicality that will require a jury to decide whether a police ­detective and the city were at fault in the man’s original conviction.

On Thursday in Boston, the US Court of Appeals for the First ­Circuit ordered the new trial in the lawsuit of Shawn Drumgold, the former Dorchester man who was freed from prison in 2003 after serving 14 years for the killing of 12-year-old Darlene Tiffany Moore in Roxbury in 1988.

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