State wants man sent back to prison in wife’s death
BUFFALO, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General’s Office wants a man whose conviction for killing his wife was vacated sent back to prison.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the attorney general’s office is arguing in an appeal that Circuit Judge John Beger erred when he vacated 61-year-old Brand Jennings’ 2009 conviction for killing his wife. Jennings was released from prison in February after spending eight years in prison.
The judge determined the state did not reveal evidence during trial that indicated it was unlikely Jennings shot his wife on Christmas Day 2006 in Buffalo. The case was initially ruled a suicide but was re-opened after her sister insisted that Lisa would not have killed herself.
The state is arguing Jennings’ attorneys should have found the undisclosed evidence long before an attorney hired by Jennings’ sister did.
Information from: Springfield News-Leader, http://www.news-leader.com