DETROIT (AP) -- An update on the man convicted of a deadly fire in Isabella County.
Fred Spencer is out of prison, months after a judge overturned his conviction in a deadly fire that killed his girlfriend back in 2000.
Earlier this year, a judge threw out Spencer's conviction in the case, saying his lawyer did not do an effective job defending him.
Spencer was not given a Miranda warning before making statements to police after the fire in Shepherd.
Those statements were used against him in his trial.
Spencer had painkillers and anti-psychotic drugs in his system.
The State Attorney General's office is appealing the decision.
Spencer, 62-years-old, is being treated for lung cancer and has new tumors in his left lung.