Okla. man to seek bond if trial postponed

MUSKOGEE, OK. (AP) - The attorney for a Council Hill man whose first-degree murder conviction was overturned plans to seek a bond hearing if his client's new trial is postponed.

Clinton Potts is scheduled to go on trial Feb. 27 for the July 2004 killing of 26-year-old Gregory Clark. The Muskogee Phoenix (http://bit.ly/ykqHFu) reports that prosecutors agreed to inform Potts' attorney, Rob Nigh, by Friday if they will seek a continuance.

Potts was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, but the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals last year overturned his conviction on grounds his attorney didn't adequately investigate the case.

Authorities allege the killing stemmed from a feud involving a woman who was said to have left Potts and moved in with Clark.

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