DEMETRIUS FREEMAN | Times
Paul Hildwin, 54, left, signs paperwork with his attorneys, Lyann Goudie, center, and Marie Parmer, who are associated with the Innocence Project, during his pretrial hearing Tuesday morning at the Hernando County Courthouse in Brooksville. Hildwin was sentenced to death in the 1985 Hernando County killing of 42-year-old Vronzettie Cox, who he testified had picked him up while he was hitchhiking. Hildwin had been on death row for 28 years when the Florida Supreme Court overturned the conviction and sentencing in June after DNA testing revealed that evidence samples belonged to William Haverty, Cox's boyfriend. The date of his retrial had been set for Sept. 29 after Hildwin refused last month to waive his right to a speedy trial. On Tuesday, he reversed his position. His new trial date will be set later.