- Associated Press - Thursday, March 17, 2016

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Colorado’s appeals court has overturned a man’s conviction and granted him a new trial in the killing of his wife more than two decades ago.

The Greeley Tribune (https://bit.ly/22osW7o ) reports the appeals court announced its decision Thursday in the case of John Sandoval, who was convicted in August 2010 of killing his estranged wife, Kristina Sandoval. The court ruled that a trial judge was wrong to allow evidence that Sandoval stalked other women and expert testimony correlating stalkers with murderers.

The Sandovals were married four years before she disappeared in October 1995.

Police long suspected John Sandoval, but they initially had no body, forensic evidence or witnesses. Detectives found witnesses to testify after Sandoval was arrested in 2009.

The appeals court says those witnesses jeopardized his right to a fair trial.


Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, https://greeleytribune.com

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