- KSL News Reports New Trial Granted for Orem Man Convicted of 2012 Murder
KSL News Reports New Trial Granted for Orem Man Convicted of 2012 Murder
Judge Samuel McVey ordered a new trial in the case of Orem man, Conrad Truman, convicted of murdering his wife, Heidy Truman, in 2012.
Heidy Truman was found in the couple's Utah home with a single gunshot to the head on September 30, 2012. Truman was sentenced to 15 years to life in 2015.
Conrad Truman, represented by attorneys Anne Marie Taliaferro and Mark R. Moffat of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat, LLP, filed a motion for new trial based on new measurements in evidence.During the investigation, it was discovered the couple's hallway was a total of 11.6 feet, not 13.9 feet. The discrepancy in measurements could have influenced the jury's guilty verdict.
According to court documents, the prosecution's argument asserted that suicide was implausible because it was impossible for Mrs. Truman to shoot herself and her body be placed at the particular spot in the hall. The new measurements could possibly affect the jury's outlook regarding the circumstances of Mrs. Truman's death.
In addition to the wrong measurement, Truman's attorneys believe there were other inaccuracies presented to jurors regarding both the crime scene and the autopsy.
Truman's new trial is scheduled for November 1, 2016.
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