DALLAS — An appeals court has overturned the capital murder conviction of a man serving life in prison without parole for the 2013 slayings of two siblings at a Dallas nightclub.
The 5th Court of Appeals in Dallas ordered a new trial for Jerome Deamus. Tuesday’s ruling says the appeals court determined a prosecutor wrongly withheld some eyewitness testimony from the defense.
The victims were half brothers. Christopher Ferguson and Cecil Ferguson were fatally shot during a May 2013 argument at a bar.
Deamus was convicted in 2015.
First Assistant District Attorney Michael Snipes told The Dallas Morning News that the case would be retried. The DA’s office had argued the prosecutor did not violate a pretrial order in the case.
The trial prosecutor remains employed by the district attorney’s office.