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No jury oath, no conviction according to court

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WKOW) -- A Michigan man is getting a new trial after the judge failed to make the jury take an oath.

Timothy Becktel was sentenced in 2008 for assault with intent to murder, but the jury didn't swear to return an honest decision based on law and evidence.

The Michigan Court of Appeals said Friday it must erase the verdict to preserve the fairness and integrity of the judicial system.

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