- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An Orem man convicted in his wife’s fatal shooting is likely to get a new trial.

The Daily Herald of Provo reports (https://bit.ly/29TzFwR ) state Judge Samuel McVey said Thursday that he’s “98 percent inclined” to allow Conrad Truman a new trial because jurors heard incorrect measurements for the house where the shooting occurred in 2012.

Truman’s attorney, Mark Moffat, said a hallway is about two feet shorter in length than what prosecution said during the 2014 trial.

Utah County prosecutor Ryan Peters acknowledged the mistake but called it a harmless error.

Judge McVey didn’t agree it was harmless. He says he’ll have an official ruling two weeks.

Truman has always maintained his innocence, saying he found his wife Heidy Truman dead after she left to take a shower. The 34-year-old is serving a life sentence in prison.

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


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