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Oct 31, 2011 8:48 AM by Kate Richards

Fort Collins murder case reopened

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) - A Fort Collins police detective accused of lying in a murder trial that resulted in the conviction of an innocent man is due in court for a hearing on perjury charges.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports that Lt. Jim Broderick has a hearing on nine charges of perjury on Monday. The charges stem from the 1990s investigation and prosecution of Timothy Masters, who was accused of killing a Fort Collins woman in 1987.

Broderick has pleaded innocent to the charges.

Masters was released from prison in 2008 after DNA evidence overturned his conviction.

Broderick was indicted on similar charges last year, but those were thrown out by a judge concerned about the statute of limitations on perjury. Broderick was re-indicted in July.

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