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    DA won’t appeal new trial order in 1994 Lynn murder case

    Angel Echavarria (right) was released from custody last month after a judge vacated his murder conviction.
    Jim Davis/Globe Staff/File 2015
    Angel Echavarria (right) was released from custody last month after a judge vacated his murder conviction.

    Prosecutors will not appeal a judicial order granting a new trial to a former Lynn man who was freed last month after serving 21 years in prison for a murder that he insists he did not commit, an official said.

    A spokeswoman for Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett on Monday confirmed that his office will not appeal the ruling ordering a new trial for Angel Echavarria, now 48, who was convicted of the January 1994 slaying of Daniel Rodriguez in Lynn.

    Prosecutors have not yet decided whether to try the case again, said Blodgett’s spokeswoman, Carrie Kimball Monahan.

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    A hearing in the case is scheduled for June 16 in Essex Superior Court.

    Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.