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Ex-cop released from Warren County jail after 2005 case

Thomas James Barton (Provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction) Thomas James Barton (Provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction)
Former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton was released from jail Friday afternoon. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste) Former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton was released from jail Friday afternoon. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Mike Woeste)
LEBANON, OH (FOX19) -

Former Springboro Police Lt. Thomas "Jim" Barton has been released from jail Friday afternoon.

A Warren County judge set a $350,000 bail Thursday for Barton, 60, who has asked to be released after a federal appeals court overturned his 2005 conviction in his wife's death during a botched burglary, court records show.

After being released from jail, Barton will be fitted for an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet and be released on house arrest, according to Warren County Common Pleas Court.

Prosecutors say Barton hired men to stage a burglary to scare his wife, Vickie, into moving from their rural home to Springboro, near Dayton, to improve his chances of becoming police chief.

federal appeals court overturned his convictions for complicity to involuntary manslaughter and to aggravated burglary. The court ordered a new trial.

The court ordered a new trial.

Last month, the Supreme Court announced it wouldn't consider reinstating the conviction.

The judge heard arguments Monday and scheduled a new trial for Barton for Sept. 19.

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