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Judge grants Richard Conte release before trial; will live in Wis.

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) – A judge has granted the release of a man accused in a 2002 double slaying in Conway until his January trial.

Prosecutors charged 62-year-old Richard Conte with two counts of capital murder for the deaths of 49-year-old Carter Elliott and 25-year-old Timothy Wayne Robertson. Conte convinced a judge Friday to allow him to live with his mother in Wisconsin until his Jan. 8 trial.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Conte argued he should be released because the speedy trial law requires a defendant to be freed if he’s not tried within nine months of being charged.

Conte was charged in 2011, days before he was released from a Nevada jail sentence for kidnapping his ex-wife.

Prosecutors say Conte will wear an electronic monitor and will be under house arrest.

Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, http://www.arkansasonline.com

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