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June 01, 2009

Texas Judge orders release of Robert Springsteen and Michael Scott pending possible retrial

On June 24, 2009, Robert Springsteen and Michael Scott were released on bond, more than nine years after confessing under psychological coercion. The two were accused of participating in the widely publicized killings of four teenage girls in an Austin, Texas yogurt shop. When newly surfaced DNA tests taken from the victims revealed that none of the DNA belonged to Springsteen or Scott, prosecutors declared they were unprepared to go to trial. State District Judge Michael Lynch then ordered the men to be released on personal recognizance bonds.  Volunteer attorneys at  Holland & Hart LLP in Colorado represented Robert Springsteen, while a team of Morgan Lewis attorneys in New York represented Michael Scott. Both firms can be proud of their tremendous efforts in pursuing justice on behalf of these two men.  Congratulations to the teams at Holland & Hart and Morgan Lewis!