Utah man acquitted in wife's death during 2nd trial

By The Associated Press | Posted - Feb. 24, 2017 at 3:19 p.m.



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PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man on trial for the second time in his wife's death has been found not guilty of murder and obstruction of justice.

The Daily Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2lEBqFs ) that the jury issued its verdict Friday afternoon acquitting 35-year-old Conrad Truman.

He was accused of fatally shooting his wife, Heidy Truman, their Orem home in 2012.

Truman was convicted of murder during his first trial in 2014, but a judge later overturned that verdict due to faulty police measurements of the house where the shooting took place. The judge said the measurements wrongly undermined the defense theory that 25-year-old Heidy Truman shot herself.

During closing arguments Thursday, prosecutors said Truman gave conflicting stories about the night his wife died. Defense attorneys argued that Orem police were too quick to narrow down Truman as a suspect.

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Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldextra.com

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