BOISE -- The Idaho Court of Appeals has overturned a man's conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm in part because the justices found Idaho's law is confusingly worded.

Bob Lester Boren was convicted of two out-of-state drug felonies in the 1980s. In 2011, Boren was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm after police said they found two guns in his Canyon County home.

Boren appealed, contending Idaho's law shows he was allowed to possess guns because he successfully completed his probation before 1991.

In a ruling handed down last week, the appellate judges said the law was written ambiguously but the majority agreed with Boren's interpretation.

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