An appeals court today threw out the murder conviction for one of three men implicated in the December 2008 murder of Lake Park ice cream man Fresnel Atilus, ruling that police improperly advised him of his rights against self-incrimination.
In May 2010, a jury convicted 25-year-old Michael Murdock Jr. of first-degree murder and attempted robbery in Atilus’ death. He was sentenced to life in prison.
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