But Patrick Alexandre’s not getting out of his 40-year prison sentence any sooner.
50 year old Patrick Alexandre was found guilty in 2003 in the killing of Joseph Cloak Junior in Lagrange.
They were partners in a marijuana-growing operation.
The Supreme Judicial Court agreed that Alexandre’s lawyer failed to seek dismissal of the kidnapping count on grounds that it was barred by the statute of limitations. But the justices reinstating the 40 year manslaughter sentence which a lower court had vacated.