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Michael George, the comic book retailer and convention organizer, got a reprieve on Friday when Macomb County judge James Biernat set aside his murder conviction. “I’m convinced it will be a miscarriage of justice to allow the verdict to stand,” Biernat said from the bench at the start of a 45-minute statement, adding that each of his reasons on its own “is enough for a new trial.” The ruling drew elation from George and his supporters, and disdain and anger from Barbara George’s family and other supporters. The new trial is set to begin on December 2, 2008. If you

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