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Husband appealing bail after murder conviction overturned

September 14, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man whose murder conviction was overturned in the death of his wife is appealing a judge’s decision to keep him behind bars on $1 million bail.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2cYWSAo) Conrad Truman is asking the Utah Supreme Court to reconsider a motion to lower his bail ahead of a new trial on the charges in November. His lawyers argue that Truman is now presumed innocent and there’s no reason to keep him behind bars.

Judge Samuel McVey overturned the guilty verdict in the case last month, ruling that inaccurate measurements of the Truman house wrongly undermined the defense theory that Heidy Truman fatally shot herself.

Prosecutors acknowledged the measuring mistake but said it was a harmless error.

The 34-year-old Orem man has maintained his innocence.

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