Judge orders the release of 2 men whose 1994 murder convictions were overturned

(HELENA) Paul Jenkins and Freddie Lawrence, convicted for the 1994 murder of Donna Meagher and a robbery, have been ordered to be released from prison.

The order freeing Jenkins and Lawrence comes just days after Lewis & Clark County District Judge Kathy Seeley overturned their convictions and ordered a new trial.

In her ruling, Judge Seeley ruled that new DNA evidence casts significant doubt on whether, given the DNA evidence, a jury might convict Jenkins and Lawrence of the murder of Meagher and the robbery of the Jackson Creek Saloon.