- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 20, 2018

LAS VEGAS (AP) - A former U.S. Air Force technical sergeant who was freed from custody after he was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in his wife’s shooting death wants a new trial.

Jarom Boyes’ attorney, Gabriel Grasso, argues that jurors in Las Vegas were confused by a last-minute legal instruction before reaching their verdict March 9.

Grasso wasn’ immediately available Tuesday for comment.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that a judge scheduled a March 27 hearing on Boyes’s bid for a new trial.

Boyes is 46. He was found not guilty of murder or voluntary manslaughter in the 2013 shooting death of 24-year-old Melissa Boyes.



North Las Vegas police initially investigated her death as a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Boyes had been in custody since May 2013. He was freed March 13 because the maximum sentence for involuntary manslaughter is four years.

___

Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, http://www.lvrj.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide