- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The attorney for a woman convicted of killing her ex-husband is asking for a new trial.

The Tuscaloosa News reports (https://bit.ly/1Byet69) Tracey Grissom’s attorney Warren Freeman filed a motion Friday saying his client was denied her right to a fair trial.

Prosecutors say Grissom shot her estranged husband Hunter Grissom at a boat ramp in May 2012 because she wanted to collect more than $100,000 in life insurance.

Grissom testified she shot her ex-husband because she was afraid of him. Her attorneys said that he abused her and was awaiting trial on rape and sexual assault charges at the time of his death.

The motion says the judge hearing the case didn’t give medical and law enforcement officials a chance to testify about charges that were pending against Grissom’s husband.

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Information from: The Tuscaloosa News, https://www.tuscaloosanews.com


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