Appeals court grants George Powell new trial

George Powell

George Powell, convicted in 2008 of a Killeen aggravated robbery, will be brought back to Bell County for a new trial after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled Wednesday that he gets a second chance to prove his innocence.

Powell was sentenced to 28 years in prison after his conviction for the robbery of a Killeen 7-Eleven. He has now served about 12 years of that sentence.

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