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Michigan Supreme Court To Take Parole Case

The Michigan Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of a convicted killer whose release from prison was granted and then reversed by Governor Jennifer Granholm.

The high court made the announcement in an order dated Friday and released Saturday.

It's good news for Matthew Makowski, who is serving a life sentence for the fatal stabbing of a co-worker in Dearborn in 1988.

The state appeals court ruled late last year that it had no authority to intervene in the judgment of Granholm, who agreed to alter Makowski's no-parole sentence but then changed her mind before leaving office in 2010.

Makowski acknowledges he arranged a robbery, but says he wasn't present when it occurred and didn't know it would lead to the death of Pietro "Pete" Puma.

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