A Sallisaw man charged with first-degree manslaughter was released Tuesday on a $25,000 bond as he awaits a new trial.

District Judge Darrell Shepherd set the bond on Jacob Wayne Goodwin. Shepherd also ordered Goodwin to report to the Sequoyah County Community Sentencing office for supervision while he is free on bond.

He is also required to appear at least two times a week for urinalysis.

District Judge Mike Norman granted Goodwin’s request for a new trial last week. Goodwin was convicted in the first trial and sentenced to 20 years in prison on the manslaughter case.

His attorney, Stephen Fabian, filed the request for new trial based on Norman not giving jurors an instruction that Goodwin would have to serve at least 85 percent of his sentence before he was eligible for parole.

Assistant District Attorney Josh King said he is preparing an appeal of Norman’s decision to grant a new trial.

The appeal will be to the Court of Criminal Appeals. King argued the case should only be sent back to the trial level for resentencing.

When Norman made his decision he also disqualified himself from further hearings or the retrial.

His new trial is set for March 4.


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