- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A new trial has been set for a man whose murder conviction in a 2009 slaying was overturned by the Iowa Supreme Court.

The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports (https://icp-c.com/2atBWRy ) that trial for 25-year-old Justin Marshall, of Iowa City, has been set for Sept. 27.

In June, Iowa’s high court ordered a new trial for Marshall because authorities relied on the testimony of a jailhouse informant, which a split court said violated Marshall’s right to an attorney.

The case upholds court precedent that jailhouse informants violate a defendant’s rights when the informant is working on behalf of police or prosecutors to get information about a crime.

In Marshall’s case, an informant convinced Marshall to write down details in which Marshall admitted to accidentally shooting an apartment complex landlord.


Information from: Iowa City Press-Citizen, https://www.press-citizen.com/



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